Local photographer captures 42 years of Okinawa

Aug 6, 2013

Local photographer captures 42 years of Okinawa

by Toshiki Makino

Okinawan photographer Hiroaki Yamashiro has captured his prefecture’s culture, nature and the struggle of its people against the U.S. military presence for more than four decades. The culmination of those years is now on view at the Japan Newspaper Museum in Yokohama. The 64-year-old ...

Feb 6, 2013

Photog Leslie Kee nabbed for selling genitalia pics

Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee and two others have been arrested on suspicion of selling photo collections containing images of male genitalia in Tokyo, an act police say constitutes illegal distribution of obscene documents. Kee, 41, a Japan-based photographer known for his published works featuring ...

Pyongyang offers a rare 'real' photo opportunity

Dec 16, 2012

Pyongyang offers a rare 'real' photo opportunity

by Edan Corkill

Most images of North Korea appearing in the media express just a few aspects of that country — namely, repression, militarism, poverty, backwardness, gloom. Often, the form of photographs of that communist dictatorship conveys those ideas, too — whether by being blurry, taken from ...