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'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.

In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

Interview: Photographing the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Lights illuminate the Kowloon Walled City at night. Originally a Chinese fort, the Walled City became a crowded residential dwelling after the British occupation of Hong Kong, and was ultimately demolished in 1993. (Greg Girard)

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the notorious Hong Kong enclave that was torn down just over 20 years ago.

Interview: Chinese Minority Cultures 'Pop Up' to Life in Vibrant Artist's Books

This spread from visual artist Colette Fu's new pop-up book

In her remarkable new pop-up book, visual artist Colette Fu re-imagines the vibrant cultures of ethnic minorities in China's Yunnan Province.

Interview: What It Was Like to Photograph the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City


Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the famed Kowloon Walled City.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Interview: Amateur Photographer's Postcards Depict 'Ravaged' Beauty of Lahore

The Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan, one of the locales captured in Sonya Rehman's postcard series

A journalist's postcard series dedicated to her hometown aims to capture Pakistan's cultural hub "ravaged, whole and raw, as she is."

Interview: Time-lapse Photographer Rob Whitworth Transforms Chaos Into Structure


Shanghai-based photographer Rob Whitworth, specializing in time-lapse photography, captures both the energy and order of cities in Asia with his unique perspective.

Interview: Instagram Sensation Pei Ketron Points, Shoots, and Scores

Pei Ketron's ability to capture unique photos has made her an Instagram celebrity.

The photographer and teacher's ability to capture unique photos has made her an Instagram celebrity.

Photos: Across Asia, Portraits Encompass Hard Lives and Childlike Wonder

A friendly Vietnamese boy stops his bicycle in Cao Lahn, Vietnam to offer a smile and a peace sign on February 22, 2010. (Nancy A. Scherl)

From India to Vietnam, photographer Nancy A. Scherl documents the human experience in portraits of people she meets in her travels.