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I am just back in Bangkok after taking part in my first photography large workshop. Hong Kong photographer Gary Tyson and I had nine participants from a bunch of countries. We congregated in Jodhpur, (“The Blue City”), and spent four days shooting in alleyways, markets and desert villages. Here are a few of my “Behind the Scenes” shots from the event.

On the last day all the participants made a slide show of their strongest images. Here are a couple of those slideshows.
Steve Pike’s great B&W street photos. Steve shot with a smaller camera and fixed 35mm lens. Just to show it ain’t about the gear.

Jodhpur India – Feb 2014 from Steven Pike on Vimeo.

And Laura Simonsen’s beautiful images.

INDIA-Delhi Jodhpur Osian from Laura Simonsen on Vimeo.

We will be running more of these workshops. Please contact me through my website to make an inquiry. 

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Ian Taylor
FHI 360 shot used for international conference on HIV/AIDS in Asia..

I have had the chance to shoot a couple of shorts projects for American NGO FHI 360, one in Dhaka, Bangladesh and one in Cambodia.
As an extreme counterpoint to my day job as a kids photographer I love going back to Cambodia, where I spent six years in 1990s, to photograph people at the other end of the spectrum. All images are used by FHI 360 promote it’s work in some very tough places.
Targeting family planning, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, mainly in urban areas, I have accompanied their staff to some intense locations. Photographing junkies shooting up in the back of a busy abattoir in Old Dhaka. Trying to sneak a shot in at a Siem Reap massage parlour while the owner told me I couldn’t shoot. Into a slum in Phnom Penh’s north end, where a smart 24 year old girl explained how she had been working the streets since she was 13 years old. And how she and her friends smoked meth every night after work. Or shooting hijra transgendered sex workers in the public parks of Dhaka, waiting for customers.
A few shots from those projects. More on my site.

Junkies, Old Dhaka (FHI 360)
fhi360 bangladesh
25 years a junkie, Old Dhaka

fhi360 cambodia
Waiting for methadone, Phnom Penh

Waiting for clients, Cambodia (FHI 360)

At 24, 11 years on the streets. Phnom Penh 
FHI360 =The Tight Against HIV/AIDS in Asia
Waiting for clients on the riverside, Phnom Penh

FHi360 Bangladesh
Hijra waiting for clients, Dhaka

FHI360 Cambodia
Peer educator, Phnom Penh

FHI 360: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Asia

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