On The Record

The Accidental Photojournalist

With a computer science degree, things could have been simpler if she had gone to work in Silicon Valley like many of her classmates. Instead, Cindy Liu, who feels like she’s still learning how to navigate the world of photojournalism, finds herself collecting stories in Phnom Penh.

Dialogue with
Cheryl Wee
& Byeongsik Lim

Double Visions

In our first bilingual dialogue, we let Cheryl Wee, a Singaporean copy editor who occasionally makes pictures, and Byeongsik Lim, a South Korean photojournalist, have a go at each other. Oh yes, before we forget, they are married to each other.

POY Asia 에서 두 가지 언어로 구성된 첫번째 대화입니다. 싱가포르의 사진 찍는 카피 에디터 쉐릴 위와 남한의 임병식 사진기자가 사진에 대한 이야기를 나누어 보았습니다. 아, 참고로 두 사람은 부부입니다.

Interview with
Prashant Panjiar

Founding Advisor
POY Asia

A Life in Pictures

In a place where photographers are still pigeonholed today, Prashant Panjiar was a trailblazer who rose to be among the top management at a major magazine in India, where he was making decisions beyond ‘which images to use’. Now out of the daily grind, he shares generously his wealth of knowledge and wisdom with anyone who is prepared to accept that he only speaks the truth, and not what’s pleasant to hear. The Founding Advisor of POY Asia takes Daniel Jamang, POY Asia Chief Coordinator, on a personal tour into his mind.

Yehyun KIM

College Photographer of the Year 2020

Going Places, Thanks to Photojournalism

From teaching English in her native South Korea to winning College Photographer of the Year, an award that includes an internship at the esteemed National Geographic, photojournalist Yehyun Kim has come a long long way.

Interview with Bryan van der Beek

Judge
POY Asia 2021

Staying Positive: The Faces of a Pandemic

From SARS to COVID-19; carefree, single to responsible and loving husband and father of four; secure staff position to crazy freelance world; Bryan VAN DER BEEK has little time to think about inconvenient changes. He doesn’t admit readily but he remains idealistic and still believes that photography can make the world a better place, one frame at a time.