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.
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 …
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.