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Pearl farming in Japan – in pictures

Japan still dominates the global cultured pearl market, despite a fall in specialised pearl farmers. In the past 10 years it has produced annually about 20 tonnes of farmed pearls Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Oysters


Asia's longest-fighting communist guerrillas – in pictures

The fight for communism is alive in the mountains of the Philippines, where the New People’s Army is celebrating 50 years since it took up arms. The armed wing of the Communist party of the Philippines is the oldest fighting communist guerrilla force in Asia Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Communism, New People 's Army


Day of the Sun: North Korea marks Kim Il-sung’s birthday

Tens of thousands of North Koreans have turned out to pay tribute to their leaders. The most important day in the country’s ritual calendar, 15 April is called the Day of the Sun, the anniversary of the 1912 birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung


An image of hope: how a local photographer captured the famous Ardern picture

Kirk Hargreaves reveals lucky break behind a picture of the New Zealand prime minister that symbolised the nation’s griefIn the wake of the Christchurch massacre stunned residents were looking for images of hope.They found it in a photograph of prime minister Jacinda Ardern, clad in a black headscarf and overlaid with flowers reflected on the glass outside. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern, Kirk Hargreaves


New Zealand's day of mourning for Christchurch – in pictures

Vigils and silences held as country remembers the victims of the mosque shooting Continue reading...
Tags: Christchurch shooting, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, World news, Islamophobia, Photography, News photography


Hold the line: Hong Kong laundry – in pictures

In 2017, Hong Kong-based photographer Jimmi Ho was struck by one of his old pictures showing a man drying his clothes in a playground. The juxtaposition of the colourful laundry and stark buildings piqued his interest, and since then he has walked around the city in search of the inventive ways residents dry their laundry. “It’s hard to dry clothes in the wet season,” says Ho. “In Hong Kong, every square metre is exploited to the maximum.” Drying clothes in public spaces is illegal, but that doe...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Ho, Jimmi Ho


Manila's commutes from hell - a photo essay

Photographer Eloisa Lopez documented commuters through the gridlocked streets of the Philippines metropolis – some of them travelling three hours each way to and from workFlashlight in hand, the street-sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of alleys to catch a bus to the capital, Manila, 30km (18.6 miles) away. He has to wake up in the middle of the night for a job that does not start until 6am. Traffic is so bad in Manila that if he leaves any later than 3.30am, there is no way h...
Tags: Photography, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, News photography, Manila, Reuters, Eloisa Lopez, Alejandro Galasao, Galasao


GPS-Settings Info for Bryton Rider 450 Cycling-Computer Users

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 18mm — 1/8000 sec, f /2.8, ISO 800 — image data Precision (photo is unrelated to the text of this article) I've been testing a new cycling computer, a Bryton Rider 450. I was shocked to find out some information about its satellite-positioning features that isn't covered in the manual, so I'm sharing that info here. As a bit of background, folks often use the “ GPS ” as a generic term for “ satellite positioning system ” , but in real...
Tags: Photography, Japan, General, China, Russia, India, Tech, European Union, ISO, United States, Asia Pacific, Cycling, United States of America, Galileo, Nikon D4 Nikkor, Beidou


City of stairs: the interconnecting walkways of Hong Kong

Hans Leo Maes captures the bridges and stairways that link up the hilly, population-dense cityHong Kong is known for its flashing lights, neon signs and high-rise skylines. But the architect and photographer Hans Leo Maes documents an alternative side – the city’s interconnecting staircases and bridges.“The extreme population density in Hong Kong means [structures] are stacked and linked by stairs, often external and very visible,” Maes says. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Maes, cityHong Kong, Hans Leo Maes


The great getaway: Lunar New Year in China

Millions of Chinese people have begun the world’s largest annual human migration, leaving major cities to return to their hometowns for the holiday. The event places great emphasis on family reunions, and travellers must get home by Monday to usher in the year of the pig the following day Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Festivals, Chinese New Year


Manila's jeepneys – in pictures

Part of the Philippine urban landscape for decades, jeepneys, small buses originally made from military vehicles left by the Americans after the second world war, are being phased out. Pollution and safety concerns mean jeepneys 15 years or older will be taken off the streets by 2020. Also threatened are the livelihoods of artists who customise them Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Manila


Hong Kong from the skies – in pictures

An urban photo essay of the Chinese territory made between October and December 2018 Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design


Best photos of the day: snow in Athens and a Chinese medicine lesson

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Africa, Americas, World news, Asia Pacific, News photography, Athens


The incredible story of Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's shirtless Olympic flag bearer

Years of pain and crushing disappointment have not dissuaded the Instagram sensation from becoming an Olympian in two sports – and he’s about to announce a thirdWhen Pita Taufatofua began the walk towards the stadium at the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony, he was an unknown, unrated athlete from an obscure Pacific island. He would walk back out a global celebrity. Had it not been for a vat of coconut oil and his flair for flag bearing, he could have passed through the Olympic Games unnoticed ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australia sport, Skiing, Winter Olympics, South Pacific, Rio 2016, Olympic Games, Pacific, Tonga, Rio Olympics, Pita Taufatofua Tonga


Pop band Seventeen pays tribute to members killed in Indonesia tsunami

Singer in local group Seventeen says bassist and manager are dead, while drummer, guitarist and wife missing after wave hit at concertDramatic video posted online showed the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of a pop band from the stage and slamming into the audience.Riefian Fajarsyah, lead vocalist of the band Seventeen, later posted an emotional video to his 260,000 Instagram followers in which he said the group’s bassist and road manager were kil...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Seventeen, Indonesia tsunami


Wave crashes into stage at Indonesian pop band concert – video

Footage posted online shows the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of the pop band Seventeen from the stage and slamming into the audience. Riefian Fajarsyah, the group's lead vocalist, later posted an emotional video to his Instagram in which he said Seventeen's bassist and road manager were killedPop band devastated by Indonesia tsunami pays tribute to dead members Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Tsunamis, Indonesia tsunami


Vogue shoots and bike cemeteries: Lianzhou Foto festival 2018

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘the wind of time’ and it features visionary work from some of the world’s most renowned photographers. The striking images, from fashion shoots to food factories, can be seen at the Lianzhou Museum of Photography in southern China until 3 January 2019Tucked away in a remote corner of southern China lies the small city of Lianzhou, the unlikely but charming host of a critically acclaimed annual celebration of photography. Now in its 10th year, the Lianzhou Fo...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Lianzhou, Lianzhou Foto, Erwin Blumenfeld, Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Duan Yuting, François Cheval, Lianzhou Museum of Photography China


A glimpse of daily life in Pyongyang – in pictures

North Korea’s capital is a carefully managed showcase for its dictatorship. Closely chaperoned, the Observer’s international affairs correspondent captured what she could of the city’s activity Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, North Korea, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Pyongyang


The cocooned high-rises of Hong Kong – in pictures

For over two decades photographer Peter Steinhauer documented the bamboo scaffolding and bright, tightly wrapped shapes of Hong Kong’s construction sites. His collection, Cocoons, is available from Powerhouse Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Peter Steinhauer


'I felt like I had seen the future': capturing Japan's megacities

Architectural photographer Cody Ellingham takes to the streets of Tokyo and Shanghai to reveal secrets old and newWith his moody night-time shots of urban environments, New Zealand-born photographer Cody Ellingham tries to tap into the current of a city, to travel forward into its future or retreat into the past.Ellingham, a creative based in Tokyo, came to photography while travelling through northern Japan shortly after it was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering in the ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Technology, Instagram, World news, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Shanghai, New Zealand, Sony, Tokyo, Iwate, Ellingham, Cody Ellingham


'I felt like I had seen the future': capturing east Asian megacities

Architectural photographer Cody Ellingham takes to the streets of Tokyo and Shanghai to reveal secrets old and newWith his moody night-time shots of urban environments, New Zealand-born photographer Cody Ellingham tries to tap into the current of a city, to travel forward into its future or retreat into the past.Ellingham, a creative based in Tokyo, came to photography while travelling through northern Japan shortly after it was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering in the ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Technology, Instagram, World news, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Shanghai, New Zealand, Sony, Tokyo, Iwate, Ellingham, Cody Ellingham


Facebook still isn’t taking Myanmar seriously

Facebook picked election evening in the U.S. to release a major report on its role in Myanmar, where it is widely accused of failing to prevent its social network from being used to incite genocide. The situation is arguably more severe that alleged Russia-backed attempts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election — people have died in Myanmar as Facebook has been used to spread hate speech against its minority Muslim population for years. Yet, Facebook pushed out this independent investigation — ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Europe, Instagram, Indonesia, Russia, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, BSR, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Philippines, New York Times


Zuckerberg says the future is sharing via 100B messages & 1B Stories/day

The News Feed won’t sustain Facebook forever, and that’s scaring investors. Today on Facebook’s earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg stressed that sharing is shifting to private chat, where people send 100 billion messages per day on Facebook’s family of apps, and Stories, where he says people share 1 billion of these slideshows per day (though it’s unclear if that includes third-party apps like Snapchat). But that means Facebook will have to realign its business towards these mediums where monetiz...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Video, Media, Instagram, Microsoft, Advertising Tech, US, Tech, Snapchat, Whatsapp


Babies for sale on Instagram: four arrested in Indonesia

Police detain midwife, potential buyer, young woman and man who allegedly ran the accountIndonesian police say they have cracked an Instagram baby selling racket, arresting four people for their alleged involvement in buying and selling babies on the picture sharing site.Among those arrested were a 29-year-old man from Sidoarjo who allegedly ran the account, and a 22-year-old woman from Surabaya, who was believed to have put her child up for sale on the platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Sidoarjo, Surabaya


Inside the psychiatric hospitals and churches of rural China – in pictures

Lu Nan offers a seldom-seen glimpse at China and Tibet, through the eyes of psychiatric patients, Catholics and peasant farmers Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Tibet, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Magnum, Art and design books, Lu Nan


Ishiuchi Miyako's postwar Japan at Frieze Masters – in pictures

The artist documents the post-war American military presence in Yokosuka, the city of her youth, to create a thought-provoking tale. At the Michael Hoppen Gallery at Frieze Masters, London Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Yokosuka, Ishiuchi Miyako, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Frieze Masters London Continue


Kim Jong-un all fingers and thumbs in bid for Instagram diplomacy

North Korean leader struggled to make ‘finger hearts’ gesture popular on social mediaDoing something “for the ‘gram” is not typically associated with international diplomacy, but this did not stop Kim Jong-un making a heartfelt attempt at a South Korean Instagram trend during a summit this week.“Finger hearts”, a popular social media pose in South Korea, involves people crossing the tips of their forefingers and thumbs, as though about to click their fingers or make a money-grubbing gesture. Als...
Tags: South Korea, Technology, Instagram, North Korea, Social Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong


Wooded bliss: the beauty of trees – in pictures

Yoko Ikeda and Toshio Shibata both photograph nature – but from very different viewpoints. Their striking, breathtaking landscapes collide in the new exhibition Treescapes Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, New York, Environment, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Trees and forests, Exhibitions, Yoko Ikeda, Toshio Shibata, Treescapes Continue


Typhoon Jebi batters Japan – in pictures

The most powerful storm in a quarter of a century has left a trail of devastation in Japan. At least 10 people have been killed and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi after it hit the area around Osaka, Japan’s second cityTyphoon Jebi: thousands stranded at island airport in Japan Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, News photography, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Osaka Japan, Jebi


Uprooted: old tree transplants for China's new cities – in pictures

China is reconstructing nature alongside rapid urbanisation. Yan Wang Preston photographed the uprooted trees that have been moved to new cities Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, Environment, World news, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Trees and forests, Urbanisation, Yan Wang Preston



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