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  • The Importance of Having An ISBN

    Back in the days when having a personal Wikipedia mention gave a photographer bragging rights, two good friends created a Wiki entry for me on my birthday.

  • Are You A Real Photojournalist?

    My photojournalism class just ended and I have decided to write a ‘checklist’ for the students, to let them decide whether or not they have learned anything useful.

  • A Letter To My Young Photographer Friend

    Dear Amanda, Thinking about what we do and reflecting on our actions are two very rare attributes which I like. They act as constant reminders to ourselves that what we do affect…

  • Happier Ever After

    Bad photoshopping; dubious award being awarded to dubious works; fight over one’s copyright; debate over one’s idea being misappropriated; ‘incompetent’ wedding photographer ruining a wedding. Name it, and we have it. It…

  • That’s About Right(s)

    By now everyone will remember that I am a very proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and that I share the same values the institution stands for from the very…

  • You Are Free To Say No

    Last year, a government-linked organization wrote to invite me to be a speaker at one of the events. In the same email, they made clear that they have no budget to pay…

  • 就那么简单 It Is So Simple

    My Facebook Post. My original picture in color.   Three days ago, on my way to a TCM clinic in Banda Street to treat my injuries, I came across a man slumping…

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    Everything Bill Can Do, Mark Can Do Better

    ON June 15, 2000, French photo agency Sygma, one of the largest worldwide, was purchased by Microsoft chief Bill Gates through his company Corbis, and will be renamed Corbis Sygma. The amount…

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    One picture, one nation

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, my phone was unusually busy. It was only seven in the morning and I was deep in my sleep in my apartment in Bremerton, Washington.…

  • Asia Boleh

    In a recent dialogue session between the new Information and Arts Minister of Singapore and local visual artists, the topic of building a museum for photography came up.