Photo Essay: Charak, a Hindu Ritual, by Anindya Chakraborty

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Synopsis Charak puja is a traditional Bengali festival celebrated mainly in the rural areas. A festival dedicated strictly to penance, Charak puja stands unique in the scenario of Bengali festivals. The groups of men and women, who take up this Brata or the time bound ritual, have to go through a month long fasting from sunrise to sunset, live strictly on fruits & perform daily worship in order to get the blessings of the lord. On the day of the Charak or the Gajan, as it is also called, bamboo stages are made on bamboo poles, the height ranging from 10 to 15 …

IPA Sunny 16 Dog Tags (Limited Stock) now available for online purchase.

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IPA Sunny 16 Dog Tags (Limited Stock) now available for online purchase. Click here for online purchase: IPA Sunny 16 Dog Tags – International Purchase The IPA Sunny 16 Dog Tags are electron-plated aluminium, with double-sided laser-marked inscriptions ‘SUNNY 16 Chart + (IPA) Invisible Ph t grapher Asia Insignia’. The Tags are available in 2 finishes – a black/bronze finish and a chrome finish. Each tag comes with a rubber guard silencer and a steel ball chain. Limited stocks also available for local purchase in Singapore at Chiif Cameras, 5 Coleman Street #02-25 Excelsior Shopping Centre.

Photo Essay: Stories behind the numbers – Bloody Sunday, by Kürşat Bayhan

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Synopsis October 25th of 2009, there were bomb explosions in Bagdad – one at the Justice Department and the other at the city’s county council. 147 lives were lost and hundreds others were wounded. These were the most bloodiest attacks in Iraq since 2007. Newspapers referred to the explosions as “The Bloody Sunday”. Stories behind the numbers: daily reality for the victims of the Iraq War I met Abu Nasr on a narrow street in the Griad Seria district of central Baghdad. A year before, he had lost his fingers and left eye in a suicide attack targeting the Ministry …

7th Angkor Photo Festival – Call For Submissions

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  We recently caught up with Françoise Callier and Jessica Lim from the Angkor Photo Festival. They have been working hard behind the scenes on the festival’s 7th edition taking place from 19th to 26th November, 2011 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We were privy to hear the festival’s plans this year and their wonderful support for young Asian photographers. The Call For Submissions to this year’s festival is now open till 15th June, 2011. Call For Submissions to The 7th Angkor Photo Festival Created in 2oo5, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first such event to be organized in Southeast …

WHO CARES? HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, by Masaru Goto

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These images tells a story about the life of HIV/AIDS patients, their families, AIDS orphans, and the struggle of medical staff and how local NGOs work day by day for more HIV/AIDS educational programs in Cambodia. These images were taken mainly in Battambang, Banteay Mean Chey, Siem Reap and in Phnom Penh.  The images are only a small window into the tremendous pain and suffering endured by patients and their families. There is no future for orphans whose parents died from AIDS. My greatest thanks is to those people living with HIV or AIDS, who welcomed me into their lives …

IPA Street Photography Asia Contest 2011

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IPA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrates their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this anniversary milestone, we are hosting our first Street Photography Contest. This contest is a celebration, a challenge, and a search for the best street photography and photographers in Asia. The contest is open and free to photographers of any level, and in any country of residence. Each photographer may submit up to 3 entries in total. Submissions must be in the street photography genre and shot in Asia within the last 12 months. Contest submission period starts from 1st April and closes …

Photo Essay: Family Ties, by Sonny Thakur

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Family Ties is an ongoing project documenting the lives of my family in Manila and Ahmedabad. The images offer an intimate and heart-warming look at the filial bonds, simple joys and comfortable dynamics of my family. It is a family album. Family Ties was part of the open call submission of SIPF 2010 Human:Nature. Photographer: Sonny Thakur | Website: www.sonnythakur.com

Invisible Interview: Stefen Chow

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Stefen Chow is an editorial photographer based in Beijing and Singapore, and one of the brave few to have scaled and photographed some of the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. A professional photographer sponsored by Nikon, Stefen’s work has been published and awarded by PDN, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal to name a few. In this video edition of our Invisible Interviews, we get up close and personal with Stefen as he shares his extreme adventure photography and his latest social-documentary project ‘The Poverty Line – China’. More work from Stefen on his website: www.stefenchow.com  

Photo Single: The Lion Dance, by Kelvin Ah Kian

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Title: The Lion Dance Chinese New Year Celebrations is still felt around my area and this kid was pretending to be playing a lion dance and instead of using a real lion dance costume, he improvised it by using a Box and some plastic. Photographer: Kelvin Ah Kian Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kinoz/ Camera: Nikon D60 with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5 – f/5.6

Photo Single: Gods Within Gods Without, by Wenson Tsai

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Title: Gods Within Gods Without It’s near impossible to consider life in Nepal without a consciousness of the gods all around us.  From the holy cows walking the outer streets eating trash to the temples that dot the daily corners and squares, the gods know and see all.  Though by monetary standards, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, they are supremely wealthy in a fervent spirituality that rises up through its people and out into the world as warmth, honesty, and dedication.  Some gods offer salvation, while others ask you to pay a price.  Some remain …