God made man from dust. That’s why this Muslim man loves mud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

After years of working in Paris, the artist Emsophian Benjametha (เอ็มโซเฟียน เบญจเมธา) moved back home. He’s originally from the countryside, in the southern-most part of Thailand where the large…

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Discrimination at Mother’s Market • Throw Out the Men!

Friday, April 22, 2016

I’m a man. Men aren’t allowed at the market. Discrimination. And why? “Go away!” screeched the wrinkled, 85-year old. With “them” she means men. She means me and completely rejects…

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The Hip-Pop SIGNBOARD CARVER • Craftsman hows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Master Lee is a wood carver. He creates Chinese signboards and modern art by mixing old traditions with modern methods.   “My name is Lee Chee Cheng. I’m…

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TIM MAN • Tinsmith Craftsman • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

In some corners of Penang, old craftsmen, artisans, still grind away at traditional trades. Mr. Khaw is one of them. He’s a tinsmith. His hands and soul are…

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GRANDMOTHER’S PERANAKAN BROOCH • Jeweler Shows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jonathan Yun and I’m a jeweler based in Penang. I sell handmade, mostly silver jewelry. I’ve got three main ranges, the coral ocean based on my diving experience,…

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Do You See Me Like You • Empathy with Mei Chern

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mei Chern is a singer / songwriter based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I chased and recorded her through the streets of George Town, Penang, while on a visit. In…

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India goes BANANAS • Banana Market

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Trucks and trucks of green bananas came rolling into town. They’re off-loaded by hand, then auctioned off (that is the cutting and writing on the stalk part). The…

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The Gouda Cheese MARKET • A Traditional Dutch Market

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  Every summer, Gouda’s old town square goes retro. Monster hunks of cheese, wooden shoes and old-timey traders haggling over the price by slapping hands. It starts with…

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