The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.
Angry Birds are the dominant motif on balloons sold in a village on the outskirts of Yangon, Burma on February 20, 2012. (Rafat Ali)
A sea turtle is seen in Sanma, Vanuatu on February 2, 2012. (JetpacApp /Flickr)
A lomo-style image of some bikes leaning against a slowly decaying wall somewhere in China on February 17, 2012. (Carl Welsby /Flickr)
Watch a short film on Okahara's six years spent documenting Japan's serious problem of self-injury.
Long-tail boats are docked in Ao Nang beach in Thailand's Krabi Province on February 10, 2012. (Alexander Synaptic /Flickr)
Thai couples kiss during a competition for the 'World's Longest Continuous Kiss.' (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP/Getty Images)
Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.
Multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan shares photos of everyday life in Pakistan.
A bee sits on top of a flower during Tet, Vietnam's New Year celebrations at a flower market on January 29, 2012. (Danny Tan /Flickr)
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