Some of you asked for it – here it is. An exclusive interview with Jonathan van Smit also known as K_iwi. Referred by some as fearless, Jonathan hails from New Zealand, and is a Gweilo (as he proudly carries the label) street photographer in Hong Kong. His photographs are a stream of stark, grungy, noir-ish beauty. To accompany the interview, Jonathan has also compiled an exclusive essay of his choice photographs. Invisible Photographer Asia: Firstly, what’s a Gweilo Street Photographer doing in Hong Kong? Jonathan: I came here in early 2008, moving from New Zealand where I lived next to …
Tamara Voninski is a founding member of Oculi, a collective of award-winning documentary photographers in Australia founded in 2000. Numerous of her photography projects have garnered recognition from the Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award over the years. Her photographs of Polynesia and Shanghai are sensitive and quirky, reflecting a wandering soul, and a curious eye behind the lens that captured them. Invisible Photographer Asia: Love your documentary photography, can you tell us more – What inspires them? Tamara Voninski: Inspiration to wander and raise the camera is like receiving moments of divine magic which unfold in front of the camera. My personal …
Our pick of five classic photographs that potently exemplifies Robert Capa’s famous quote “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
BJP’s International Photography Award has no theme. Photographs can be captured in any format, and in any style or genre. Anyone can enter, from the UK or abroad. All we ask is for fantastic images in two categories – a coherent body of work and a stunning single image. Submission deadline is 2pm, 10 September 2010. More information: BJP’s International Photography Award 2010
The Impossible Collection is a new archive of contemporary Instant Photography artworks initiated by The Impossible Project to coincide with their revival of PX100 instant film for Polaroid cameras. Inspired by Edwin Land, the inventor of Instant Photography, and his own archival project, the Impossible archive will serve as a permanent collection of instant photography submitted by artists around the world. View the first few images in The Impossible Collection.
Photo essays documenting non-profit organizations and their work form the basis of this annual photo competition, awarded by PhotoPhilanthropy, an organization that aims to connect photographers with non-profit organizations around the world. Competition categories include Professional, Amateur, Student, and Community-based. Prizes range from $2,000 to $15,000. All photo essays accepted into the competition will be posted on www.photophilanthropy.org. Submission period is from May 1, 2010 until October 1, 2010. Read More: PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards
The Canon Female Photojournalist Award is an annual prize for women photojournalists awarded by the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France. The competition is open to women photojournalists worldwide of all ages, and has a 8,000-euro award enabling the winners to finance their projects. Winners will also have their work exhibited at the International Visa Pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. A peak inside the winners’ gallery show some great work with much diversity. View Winners Gallery: Canon Female Photojournalist Award Winners
Part 2 video collage of B/W Street Photography in Malaysia by Paul Swee, photographer and contributor at The Invisible Photographer Asia.
After Paris and Europe, Cartier-Bresson’s second love was Asia. He spent a lot of time across the region after the war, capturing a journey of images across China, India, Kashmir, and Southeast Asia. He was there at the death of Gandhi, and his picture firmed the event’s decisive moment. He had a particular fondness of Indonesia, and married Ratna Mohini, a Javanese dancer.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ambitious 1958 photo essay on the Great Leap Forward, Mao Tse-tung’s intensive program of forced industrialization. He worked steadily for four months in China, and although he was closely monitored by the authorities, he returned with a very substantial body of work, rich in concrete detail.
An event by NYTimes.com – Where will you be on Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 hours (U.T.C.) ?
“Wherever you are, we hope you’ll have a camera — or a camera phone — in hand. And we hope you’ll be taking a picture to send to Lens that will capture this singular instant in whatever way you think would add to a marvelous global mosaic; a Web-built image of one moment in time across the world.”
The Invisible Photographer Asia is a collective of photographers in Asia united by their common passion for street photography and visual journalism.