Recently released photographs from the New York Public Library show a Japan in the midst of rapid modernization.
Winding Sea Cliff Bridge in New South Wales, Australia on January 3, 2016. (Rodney Campbell/Flickr)
Street lamps cast long, golden reflections in the water near Labrador Park, Singapore on December 6, 2015. (Nicolas Lannuzel/Flickr)
As the sun sets, it casts a purple glow over Bali, Indonesia on December 4, 2015. (Alex/Flickr)
A man stands and stares at a streetlight near Qingfeng Bridge in Ningbo, China on December 18, 2015. (安粮 白/Flickr)
Twilight shrouds the seaside in shades of pink and blue in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on December 25, 2015. (lbyantoniazzi/Flickr)
A group of elephants walk around at the zoo in Mysore, India on December 21, 2015. (Yair Aronshtam/Flickr)
An orange sun peeks through a cluster of clouds as it sets in Vietnam on December 24, 2015. (Matthew and Heather/Flickr)
A maple tree with bright red leaves droops over a pond in Tokyo, Japan on December 1, 2015. (Yoshikazu TAKADA/Flickr)
Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.
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