Reader’s Gallery: October

Featured Image By: Marco Serafini Amici

Thank you to all of our reader’s that are contributing to the community. We at Asia Photo Review really enjoy seeing the little snippets of life that are captured through your eyes. For this post of Reader’s Gallery we get to take a look at life in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and India.

A special thank you to Marco Serafini Amici, Katherine Cheng, and Avdhesh Tyagi for your submissions. If you’re interested in submitting your photo projects for a feature. Please see the link below. 


Submission Title
Exploring Cambodia
Photographer Bio
Marco Serafini Amici is a photographer and visual artist. He studied at Roberto Rossellini institute from Rome where he developed the passion for photography and experimental art.
During his travels he discovered the Documentary photography which bring him in the streets between people and cities searching “the narration of reality”.
At the same time he (self-taught person) carries on a figurative artistic production using recycle materials.
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Katherine Cheng

Submission Title
The End of Hong Kong As We Know It
Hong Kong
Photographer Bio
A graduate of International Relations and a photographer from Canada, Katherine is passionate about protecting our planet and the people living on it. Having witnessed both the incredible devastation and resilience of humanity throughout her travels to over 30 countries, she is driven to share the stories of our world through the universal language of visual storytelling. As a member of the National Press Photographers Association and a Photography Project Manager for an environmental journalism organization, she will be spending the next year based in East Asia with a focus on the geopolitical, environmental, and human stories from this region.
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Five years after the 2014 Umbrella Revolution, protests have once again gripped the city of Hong Kong in the semi-autonomous region’s largest and longest ongoing movement. Initially sparked by an extradition bill that would have permitted the extradition of criminals in Hong Kong for trial in mainland China, the bill has since been withdrawn. However, the deeper roots of the movement can also be traced back to fears of disappearing human rights and democratic freedoms, a historical sense of cultural separation from mainland China, and uncertainty for what will happen in 2047 (the official expiration date of One Country, Two Systems).

Since the start of the protests on June 9th, the movement has drastically evolved on a week-to-week basis. With what began originally as a peaceful movement, an increasing number of violent clashes between the protestors and armed forces has since led to more than 2,000 arrests, the entire shutdown of the local MTR transportation system, and over 150 petrol bombs thrown. With an end to the protests yet to be seen, the situation continues to remain unstable and the future uncertain. However, what is clear is that Hong Kong as we know it has been permanently transformed.

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Submission Title
Rooftop Stories of Lockdown
Photographer Bio

I am a Delhi, India based photographer.

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For my personal work please visit

I’ve worked with several organisations as full time & freelance photographer. Presently I am based in New Delhi, India & wiling to travel anywhere for assignments

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Time seems to be standing still as the world is battling with Covid-19. The nationwide lockdown was announced in India on 24th March 2020. Generally, we were never homebound till we turn old, but this pandemic left no choice and “Stay Home Stay Safe” became the new normal.

I have been living in the same neighbourhood of Mehrauli, Delhi from past 13 years. I only had the joy of spending time on the roof of my building in early days when it was almost a ritual for any kid to go to their roof just to gaze around and to fly kites. Since lockdown was announced, I decided to spend my evenings on roof.

In the beginning, coming out to the roof was just an escape from four walls of ‘home’. While news about lockdown was creating panic all around the world, my gaze followed a different direction. I noticed that coming to the roof was not just an escape for people; but eventually it started to becoming a routine.

Staying in a city where people are often strangers, I wondered when and how life got so busy? Standing on my roof I noticed different lives. Some were scared while some were playful, some were sad but some grateful. I witnessed different kinds of people. One’s under different roofs but all united with hope.

Coming to the roof for 40 days gave me an insight to observe the surroundings and see the new yet unfamiliar pattern in the ordinary life of neighbors. Every shot I have taken during this time is a gentle reminder that with this coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, everything we do and everything we see has changed, if only for now.

“Home & Neighborhood are one of the places where we learn the most and it’s a great phenomenon to watch your surroundings change in a certain way and yet remain the same another way.”

Rooftop gave a limited yet an added perspective sneaking into the life of people who are quarantined. In this evening, pursuit of creating pictures gave me an inspiration to involve into the situation in my own way and do my part in this very own battle that mankind is facing with the virus.

There are a different kind of vibes floating around. We have never faced it and we were never prepared for it. And now, when this has become the reality, let’s hope for a better tomorrow in which we come out of this as a responsible and conscious citizen.

Stay Home Stay Safe

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Reader’s Gallery: May

Featured Image By: Putu Fahrudin

Thank you to all of our reader’s that are contributing to the community. We at Asia Photo Review really enjoy seeing the little snippets of life that are captured through your eyes. For this post of Reader’s Gallery we get to take a look at life in Indonesia.

A special thank you to Putu FahrudinMochamad Rizky Hidayaturrahman, and Muhammad Rizky Kurniawan for your submissions. If you’re interested in submitting your photo projects for a feature. Please see the link below. 

Submission Title
Photographer Bio
Street and documentary photographer based on Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A student, Bachelor of communication soon.
Submission Information
All photos was taken in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Submission Title
Human activity
Yogyakarta, indonesia.
Photographer Bio
My name is Muhammad Rizky Kurniawan, I come from Indonesia and now is in Yogyakarta City. I am happy with street photography because on the street I can meet people, get different moral messages and stories every day.
Submission Information
all human activities in yogyakarta city Indonesia.
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Submission Title
Other Side
Photographer Bio
Mochamad Rizky is a photography enthusiast who love street photography. He started street photography since 2017.
Submission Information
Everyone know about Jakarta the city of glamour. I wanna show there is another side of Jakarta that far away from glamour
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Reader’s Gallery: April

Featured Image By: Mahadi Hasan

Thank you to all of our reader’s that are contributing to the community. We at Asia Photo Review really enjoy seeing the little snippets of life that are captured through your eyes. For this post of Reader’s Gallery we get to take a look at life in Bangladesh, India, and China.

A special thank you to Mahadi HasanSharafat Ali, and Emma Sywyj for your submissions. We will be having an exhibition for the month of May in Los Angeles California. Please see the link below for more details and how to submit.



Name: Mahadi Hasan

Title: If I could fly

Location: Bangladesh

Information: Everyone has a dream to touch the sky. So I want to show their dreams with my photography.

Bio: I live in Moghbazar, Dhaka Bangladesh. I am now 34 years old. I am a IT Manager in Haier Bangladesh. But my passion is to capture the street moments. So I always carry my camera. I am using Sony Alpha 7 Mark 2.


Name: Sharafat Ali

Title: Why every-time mobile phones

Location: India

Information: In year 2017, I decided to work on a photo series “Why every-time mobile phones”. No doubt mobile phones have revolutionized the modern times, but one should not forget the fact that there is a life beyond these tiny pocket size gadgets. In this photo series I’ve been documented daily life of my friends, relatives and others I met. The photo series depicts the addiction of mobile phones and how their attachment has affected the colorful lives of people especially youth.The photos have been taken different places across the length and breadth of the valley. All the pictures in this photo series have been shot on mobile phone.

Bio: I am Sharafat Ali 24, an award winning photographer born and based in Indian Controlled Kashmir. It all started for me in the year 2013 when I got interested in photography and began shooting in the streets and taking people’s portraits. Since then, my understanding and interest in photography has grown. I liked the job of a “documentary photographer” and I opted for photojournalism and documentary photography as my career. What I enjoy most about my photojournalism is working on stories, which can bring social change in society. I believe in the creation of photo works with a deeper meaning. Being a photographer and an accountable resident of my motherland Kashmir, I want to preserve and document stories for eternity. I want make them archival tools for generations to come.


Name: Emma Sywyj

Title: China

Location: China

Information: These photographs are from a photography series called ‘China’, it was created during my travels to China. My Dad’s family are from Malaysia but several generations before me they were originally from China. After I became interested in Chinese contemporary art and culture I travelled to the country and stayed there for a month and a half. I learnt a lot about Chinese art and cuisine and connected with my family’s roots whilst I was there. I got to experience city life in Nanjing, Beijing and Suzhou and spent time in an ancient inn in the countryside and time in the mountains of the Jiangsu province. This photographic series marks my journey of outsider to insider, I photographed subjects I connected with or things that stood out to me.

Bio: I have been an artist for 14 years, 5 of those years I was based in London whilst studying photography at the Camberwell College of Arts at the UAL. From there I received a BA Honours in Photography and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. I have exhibited my artwork internationally in the US in New York, LA & San Francisco and Athens in Greece and Budapest in Hungary. I have also exhibited nationally in the UK and London several times where I currently live and work. I have also been published in several independent art magazines in the UK and exhibited my video art work in international film festivals around the globe.


Reader’s Gallery: March

Featured Image By: Nate Cohen

Thank you to all of our reader’s that are contributing to the community. We at Asia Photo Review really enjoy seeing the little snippets of life that are captured through your eyes. For this post of Reader’s Gallery we get to take a look at life in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand.

A special thank you Terry Magson, Leo Mardani, and Nate Cohen for your submissions. If you would like to see your work featured, please see the link below to see how to submit.



Name: Nate Cohen

Title: Scooter People

Location: Vietnam

Information: I took a trip to Vietnam in 2016 and I was instantly captivated, fascinated and enamored by the scooter culture. What a simple and effective mode of transportation and the effortless way that people move through the chaos.

Bio: Nate Cohen is an North American photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has always been fascinated with street photography and capturing day to day life.


Name: Leo Mardani

Title: Sleep in Work Hours

Location: Indonesia

Information: All of the photos I took were during work hours. The idea came out when my fears come, the first time I worked for a company. The first thing I imagine is how many activities are in a day, the pressure from the boss that force me to continue working. How it is uncomfortable to work full of pressure.

In the first week I kept my fear, I tried to enjoy and adjust to the new environment. I went along without any problems. In the second month I began to observe the behavior of my friends, it turns out my work is not as scary as I imagined. Here I began to observe a unique behavior, my friends can sleep during work hours if there is nothing to do. Within a month, I can get all the photos of my friends who sleep during working hours.

All of my fears slowly began to disappear, I began to enjoy my work. Fear will always be there, if you do not dare to face it, what we fear will happen?

Bio: I was born in 1993, in South Sumatra, Indonesia. I live in Yogyakarta and learned about photography at the University in Yogyakarta (2012). My love for art made me pursue photography. I think photography is a historical record created in visual form, what we have ever visited, felt, seen, and worried about in our lives. With the visual record, the world will know that we have lived.


Name: Terry Magson

Title: AKKY

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Information: This series AKKY is a recent set of 35mm photos I’ve taken exploring fluorescent murk.

Bio: I’m a photographer and musician from the Isle of Wight – England. Currently living in Bangkok.