Invisible Interview: Li Wei

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Li Wei, was born in Inner Mongolia, but now works as a freelance documentary photographer in Beijing. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in China and internationally. “The Earth” and his photographs of post-quake Wen Chuan, both captured on 6×7 photographs, are wonderful dream-like dedications from a son to his beloved motherland. In this Invisible Interview, Li Wei tells us more about himself, his photography and his inspiration.

Kashmir Living, by Zishaan Akbar Latif

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My account of Kashmir is not conflict driven but irony driven. What I read is not what I almost saw or experienced. What I experienced was far more impactful than the misconstrued and misleading bits of news I got to read or see in the ‘safer’ parts of India. What I experienced hands-on was important to understand the ground realities of a land torn between 2 egoistic countries calling this magnificent stretch of land an “integral” part of ones country without really providing its people the elementary necessities of choice and a voice to express their need for an education, …

Invisible Interview: Hin Chua, After The Fall

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Malaysian-born Hin Chua once wrote code as a computer science graduate. He now writes with light, creating surreal and beautiful documentary, or fine art as he prefers, photographs.

Invisible Interview: Ying Tang

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Shanghai-based Ying Tang works as a magazine photographer by day, and moonlights as a charismatic street photographer by night. Her work has been featured in the British Journal Of Photography and numerous other publications, and her Sakura Love Flickr page is a favourite amongst many adoring fans. In this exclusive Invisible Interview, she shares some insight into her beautiful work and what inspires them. To accompany the interview, Ying Tang has also compiled an exclusive essay of her choice photographs. Invisible Photographer Asia: Your street photography in Shanghai is one of the best and most unique we’ve seen, what inspires them? …

Invisible Interview: Jonathan van Smit

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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 …

Invisible Interview: Tamara Voninski

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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 …

BJP's International Photography Award 2010

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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

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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.

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards

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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

Canon Female Photojournalist Award

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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

Photo Essay: Asia Journey, by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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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.