Three weeks ago, and two weeks before he died, I wrote a story about Chinese artist Ren Hang. Why photograph? I asked him. He told me, “because it fills the emptiness of my heart.”
Seeking Moksha is informed by encounters with people who seemed more lost than found in their search for transcendence, as perhaps I was too.
MAPA Books, a new independent publisher in Southeast Asia, debuts its first title in a slate of publications with Ili, a monograph by Baguio-based veteran photographer Tommy Hafalla.
A film already has its ending before shooting. All these endings are waiting for you everywhere. Accidents may happen and change the endings, but they’re all there. Maybe you weren’t looking.
Taiwan’s Shen Chao-Liang 沈昭良 has self-published Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes, a new book of photographs he first made about the same time as his iconic STAGES in 2005.
In the following conversation with prolific Thai artist/curator Manit Sriwanichpoom, we talk candidly about photography and purpose, censorship and compromises, and being fearless in art-making.
Photography has been entrusted by early scientist as the objective eye that see beyond the limit of human perception and exposes truth on a piece of paper.
Through this collection of 79 colour photographs Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia’s deadliest conflict.
HK/SG Photobook Exchange is an extension of our efforts to further dialogue, development and appreciation of photography and publishing practice in Singapore and the region.
Half a million Malaysians cross the border to work in Singapore. I am one of them and this is a story about my family which I leave behind to put bread on the table.
Betel Nuts are kind of little green nuts and popular in Taiwan (especially among the labor class), where some people chew them as gum.
A conversation with Greg Girard ~ What do you think is the future of cities and citizens? These days, with the unthinkable occurring on almost a daily basis, nothing is too far fetched.
Photography might have been an old friend, yet after this year of seemingly normal life, he has become more like a stranger to me. Just like strangers on the streets, you no longer say “good day” and “good night” to them.
During the Khmer Rouge’s rule (1975 to 1979), people wearing eyeglasses were executed as intellectuals to be eradicated in the regime’s agrarian Utopia.
I fell on a pitch black hole, I even walked my way to insanity. I initiated hospitalization. I’m out now and the most important thing is I am still here.