Zhuang Wubin

Photographer/writer Wubin was commissioned by the Chinese Heritage Centre in Singapore to shoot and research on Chinatowns in Southeast Asia. The resulting work was published as a book earlier this year and he is showing his work at Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from July 9 – 31.

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TOP TO BOTTOM, from (“Chinatowns of Southeast Asia“)
© Zhuang Wubin, 2009

Chinatowns have always been a mainstay in most large cities in the world. During my travels, I’m inexplicably drawn to these places, perhaps due to my heritage and a longing for familiarity. Each Chinatown is unique yet similar in many ways. Wubin’s project could be easily lost without a contextual background or understanding of the subject. Do download the entire pdf to view the project in its entirety.

Visit his website to see this and other works. Also, Wubin has been researching thoroughly on photographers in Southeast Asia, of which you can read some articles on his blog.