It is December 13. Only eight days before the end of the world, according to some.
Moriyama began his career in the mid-1960s documenting the seedy streets of the Shinjuku district in Tokyo. His personal style of are, bure, boke (“grainy, blurry, out-of-focus”) lends a sense of rawness and immediacy to the cast of provocative characters and objects that dominate his photographs.
Fiji is governed by a military regime and suffers from a slowgrowing economy. Nonetheless, a significant emphasis
is placed on cultural heritage, and the Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts (DNCHA) has benefited
from an increased budget in 2012.
Home to a multifaith, multiethnic population, Kazakhstan faces challenges as president Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country’s first and only post-Soviet leader, tries to maintain social and economic stability.
Nestled between the industrial powerhouses of Russia and China, Mongolia is expected to grow economically as it feeds its mineral riches to its two hungry giant neighbors.
Although Saudi Arabia has suppressed any hints of social dissent in the last two years, the Arab Spring continues to have an impact. As the regional leader of Sunni Islam, the government has sent money and arms to rebels in neighboring Syria.
Known for its strict political and moral censorship laws, as well as its tight control of the media. . .
Since the end of a 26-year civil war between the government and Tamil separatists in May 2009, Sri Lanka has had one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with significant development in tourism in particular.
I am more and more convinced: the best metaphor for describing Hong Kong’s unique character is limbo. Then it is a matter of mood or ideology whether you want to use the word in a Catholic sense—as a no-man’s-land between Heaven and Hell—or prefer to think of the lustful dance of the Caribbean.
Surrounded by the hunched majority dexterously fingering their digital devices, the self-conscious reader may feel increasingly awkward—paleo-geeky even—thumbing through a bound, paper book. In a futile attempt to guard the venerable art-book object, ArtAsiaPacific blows against the winds of technological progress.