The winner of our Chinatown Photo contest is Budi Prakasa with ‘Temple Guard’.
Budi’s picture of the weathered face of Willy, the temple guard, gazing out of Jakarta’s largest Chinese temple is well composed and compelling. You are drawn into the picture by Willy’s eyes. Lighting is managed well. This is a picture with emotional depth.
Photo by Budi Prakasa
Chinese Street Opera in Singapore
Two pictures by Jay Sullivan deserve commendation for their composition and impact. ‘Lion Dance’ captures the flavour of Chinatown, with the lion’s head seemingly rising out of the haze to glare at a tall man silhouetted in the milling crowd.
Photo by Jay Sullivan
In ‘Cigarette Break’, the white uniform of the chef gleams as he stands in a patch of sun while taking a break from the kitchen.
Photo by Dibyendu Dey Choudhur
Old Phuket Town, during Chinese New Year and Phuket Town Festival.
Photo by Gerard Garson
A busy morning during the new year's parade in New York City's Chinatown. This man, carrying flags for the celebration, gives out orders as he sets up for the day's festivities.
Photo by Staton Rabin
A Day in the Life of a Chinese Woman. Chinese make India even more colourful; they also influence and shape local culture.
Photo by Kirtiman Das
Shot in downtown Kuching - a Lion Dance Troupe visits a souvenir shop for "ong" (luck).
Photo by Alicia Leow
Chinese New Year celebrations in Kolkata, India.
Photo by Suditi Guharoy
Lions are animals that are regarded as guardians in Chinese culture. Asiatic lions, which are native to nearby India, are the inspiration for the costume used in the Chinese lion dance.
Photo by Prasanta Biswas.
The main street of Chicago's Chinatown, February 18, 2011.
Photo by Roman Knertser
Chinatown is known as Binondo in Manila. During the Chinese New Year firecrackers are used to ward off evil spirits.
Photo by Jed Rosell