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 …

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

Ore Huiying, We Are Farmers

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  I had never considered my family worthy of documenting, because like most people, I thought they were ordinary. A life-changing incident a few years ago changed my mind. Diagnosed with meningitis, I was in a critical coma for several days. When I reflected on the things I would lose if life ended, I realized that my family was where my sense of self, community and tradition were inherited. I had felt neither appreciation nor understanding towards them. This documentation project is an attempt to bridge my indifference, and to relook at a subject taken for granted by most. I …

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? …

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.