Videos: Most Influential Photographers in Asia & Their Work

IPA Craft & Tools, Film & Cinema, Photography

Following our list of 30 Most Influential Photographers in Asia, here are videos of some of the featured photographers and their work.

30 Most Influential Photographers in Asia

IPA Art & Visual, Craft & Tools, Photography, Street Photography 33 Comments

An updated list of 30 Influential Contemporary and Pioneer Photographers in Asia as contributed by the IPA community.

Nobuyoshi Araki: All Women are Beautiful

Alice Tay Exhibitions & Events 9 Comments

All at once – sensual, controversial and powerful. These are the very first words that came to my mind when I stepped into Nobuyoshi Araki’s exhibition on “All Women are Beautiful”. The exhibition, held at Tanjong Pagar DistriPark, presented by Galerie Steph and Ooi Botos, comprises of selected works from Araki’s various projects including, “Novel Photography” (1995), “67 Shooting Back” (2007), “Pola Eros” (2006 – 2009), “Sky” (2006 – 2009), “Pola Nostalgia” (2011) and “Lewd Paintings” (2011). The way Araki captured the female subjects often evokes an interesting feeling – voyeuristic yet playful at the same time. Each of the …

Daido Moriyama – Shinjuku+ and Osaka+

Derrick Choo Craft & Tools, Reviews, Street Photography 13 Comments

Shinjuku+ by Moriyama is a reprint in paperback form of his 2001 book Shinjuku with about 40 additional pages of photographs (which explains the “plus” in the book’s title). The book is printed full-bleed and is about 15cm x 11cm in size with 648 pages and features his street photography work in the Tokyo district of Shinjuku. Osaka+ is kind of a companion volume to Shinjuku+ featuring his street photography work from the city of Osaka. It is also printed in the same format and size and features 488 pages of black and white photographs. “Even though it wasn’t a town that …

Invisible Interview: Jonathan van Smit

IPA Invisible Interviews 21 Comments

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 …