China’s one child policy was first introduced in the late 1970s to rein in the surging population. But it also left many bereft mothers and fathers who lost their only child.
These real life photographs, staged to break cultural taboos, also hint at the dilemma confronting the women.
Our history is full of all kinds of violence. I have a part in it too, I understand. We used to be very close.
Where we pray is my on-going project to document prayer places in a red light district of Singapore. Photographs & Text: Aujin Rew
Selection of Hong Kong Photobooks exhibited at the IPA Photobooks Show 2014 held at Angkor Photo Festival.
Huiying’s ‘We Are Farmers’ is indeed a peep into the little known lives of one of Singapore’s few remaining farming families. One may also see it as a small epic of founding generations and legacies, as embodied by Huiying’s Grandma, the reluctant protagonist.
Following my concern on collective behavior of common people, I direct my camera lens to the group possessing power: The Police. Honghongers like to call policemen as “Ah Sir” and policewomen as “Madam”.
We spotlight some new work produced by members of the IPA Workshop Alumni, each exploring their new journey in photography. River Moon is a series by Vietnamese photographer Dương Hài Cốt.
According to international statistics, about eight to fifteen out of a thousand people are autistic, but the numbers are rising. There are more than one million autistic children in China.
The average person may consider a dog show to be a glorified beauty pageant for dogs and on the whole a quirky and rather superfluous affair. In fact most dog shows in India look, sound and smell the same.
Without any fear, children aged 5-9 race on horseback at up to 80km per hour. In Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, a horseback racing tradition involves child jockeys.
On first glance at the photographs, they appear to be miniaturised cityscape models of our beloved Kuala Lumpur city. But on closer inspection one realises they are in fact photographs of real scene of the city.
About 65 percent of the surface of Metro Dhaka was water bodies (Ponds, small lakes and stream) 20 years ago. But, now we have seen very few number of water bodies in the city.
When I think about my hometown there are two important people that can not be overlooked. Kinjiro Kida painted the beauty of nature as well as its harshness and the real lives of the villagers.
It feels good when I realize this journey of ours is bizarre but together we have an incredible story.