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 …
Filial responsibility has always been a cornerstone of China’s traditional Confucian society. However, as the country races towards modernization, more and more Chinese are struggling to care for elderly members of their family.
Born in Taipei and raised in Hong Kong, Thomas Lee now meanders between East and West working as a photojournalist, artist and filmmaker-photographer in New York and Hong Kong. Thomas’s work has won awards and seen publication by the likes of Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, and The Guardian amongst others. In this exclusive Invisible Interview, Thomas reveals a bit more about himself, being a journartist as he calls it, and his aspirations “to distill the abstract and the sublime from reality, to create works that blur the line between reportage and fiction.” Invisible Ph t grapher …
Update: Invisible Ph t grapher Asia is proud to support and partner the Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop. Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop (TDPW) is a 5-day workshop on documentary photography held in August 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a unique and rare opportunity to work closely with instructors including photographers and curators who are working both nationally and internationally.
2010 is nearing its finale. The Invisible Photographer Asia is now into it’s 8th month. We started doing what we do back in April 2010. IPA’s definitely grown, gaining new readers and followers every day. We’d like to thank everyone for their support and their readership. And as we’re heading into a new year, we’d like to know you – our readers and followers – better.
Japanese monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN is now accepting entires to their 7th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards for 2011. The theme is ‘Defending and Advocating Dignity of Human Beings and Nature’. The first prize is a trophy and a cash prize of approximately US$10,000. Closing date is 14th January, 2011. Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality. DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004 in response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world’s many war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today. Entry details and more info: http://www.daysjapan.net
We previously posted a note about The Street Photography Now Project on our Facebook page. We’ve just received an email from them calling for more representation and participation from photographers in Asia. It’s a great project with some great names behind it, so here we go – Go forth Asia, participate and represent!
Hi everyone, we will be migrating Invisible Ph t grapher Asia to a new dedicated server, and possibly giving our website a nice facelift as well in the coming days. During our upgrading program, the IPA website might be offline temporarily. But fear not, we’ll be back online bigger and better than ever. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences. Happy photographing. Much thanks for your support. Team at Invisible Ph t grapher Asia.
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program announce a grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.
Invisible Ph t grapher Asia will be presented in a talk by Kevin WY Lee at the PLATFORM 10.12 event at Sinema Old School Mount Sophia Singapore on Tuesday, 7th December 2010. PLATFORM is a gathering of Singapore-based photographers, who use stills, video or multimedia, to tell stories. PLATFORM is set up with two goals: 1) to foster social documentary visual storytelling in Singapore through the photography medium 2) to bring these stories, that touch on issues concerning our community, to a greater Singaporean audience. Apart from online activities, PLATFORM has a regular show-and-share session, every first Tuesday of each month, 8.00 pm to 10.30 …
3 years ago, Google began stalking the streets of the real world with electric automobiles (each one armed with nine cameras on a single pole), much like how they stalked and indexed the virtual world. The result of the project, called Google Street View, is a huge matrix of geo-tagged street photography. Now what Jon Rafman has done is sift through Google Street View’s mundane and decisive moments, and curated a collection of Street Photographs called ‘The Nine Eyes of Google Street View’, photographed by Google, of course. Welcome to an alternate future of photography, a decisively pixelated one at that.
Original article in Juice Magazine October 2010 Issue. Text by Renee Lorentzen. Photographs by Kevin WY Lee and Paul Swee. Street photography blogs might be all the rage this moment, but Kevin Lee of The Invisible Photographer is taking this new phenomenon to a whole other level. Combining his passion for street photography and a strong love for Asia, Kevin launched The Invisible Photographer a couple of few months ago as a creative outlet for himself, and that other lensman next to him. And though most blogs focus on its owner, Kevin opens his to fellow photographers who share that same sizzling passion of working the camera to its best capacities. As …
We met the humble Yang Yan Kang at his ‘Of Legends and Beliefs’ Exhibition held at the Leica Store Singapore Opening yesterday. He autographed and gave us a copy of his book of postcards. Here are some pictures of Yang and his beautiful documentary photographs of Tibet in his book.
We made an impromptu visit to the official Leica Store, Singapore which opened today at Raffles Hotel Arcade. Coinciding with the store launch is a beautiful exhibition ‘Of Legends and Beliefs’ by Yang Yan Kang, a China-based photographer and member of French agency VU. Yang Yan Kang was present so we had a little chat.
I tend to see my projects as films, the work may be inspired by a social, environmental issue, it might be something more lighthearted and self indulgent.