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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Photography of Asia : Jonathan Taylor

Well known for his gritty, black-and-white images of cops, hit men, drug addicts and crime scenes, photographer Jonathan Taylor (www.jonathantaylor.net) has traveled all over Asia to report on everything from Agent Orange victims in Vietnam to a special police unit in Bangkok that helps pregnant women, stuck in traffic, give birth.

Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography
But versatility is the 41-year-old Englishman's stock in trade. He also has a talent for shooting color portraits and even wildlife. On two occasions, his features have graced the cover of TIME Magazine. Many of his images have appeared in international publications like London's Sunday Times Magazine, Marie Claire as well as the Guardian Magazine, Stern and the New York Times Magazine.

Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography
A resident of Bangkok since the early '90s, Taylor's eye-opening work is extremely well regarded. He was recently employed as Picture Editor on a regional section of The International Herald in Thailand. Has produced and been involved in numerous television documentaries on subjects as diverse as sex slavery in Northern Thailand and Burma (BBC), a Midwife Thai Police Unit (Channel 3 France), Crystal Methamphetamine abuse in Asia ( BBC and National Geographic Channel).

A slide show selection of Jonathan's work is currently exhibiting at London's prestigious Tate Modern Gallery.


Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography

Jonathan Taylor Photography
At present he is freelance and teaches regular workshops in both the UK and South East Asia. His Photography School Asia photography classes are now available online via this website. You too can be a part of this. You can Travel, Experience, Learn with Photography School Asia. For further details, click on the image below.





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