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Stefen Chow  Photographer/Director in Beijing. Co founder of The Poverty Line. World Press Photo winner. Summited Mount Everest.

‘It takes a big heart to hold a small hand.’ Little Chow’s Father’s Day gift to me.
May it be a meaningful message for all the fathers as well.
Indeed. @littlechows

Breakfast in the highlands in Sichuan.
Whenever the chance, I always sneak out to the local streets for a meal.
Here for assignment - juggling with high altitude, constant rain and amazingly good food.

I had tasted yak for almost 20 years due to my trips and expeditions to Nepal, but it was rarely a pleasant experience. In Nepal, the locals do not generally kill yaks for meat, as they use them more for labor and hauling logistics. The only time they eat yak is when they die of natural causes or old age.
Imagine my surprise when I had yak hot pot in the highlands in China yesterday. Amazingly succulent, comparable to high quality cuts of beef.
Yak, I see you differently now. #onassignment #stefenchow

I do appreciate life when so many things are happening. It’s a crazy period in my life, and what a creative journey.
At last night’s opening of the K11 atelier in Hong Kong. I can feel my life’s direction being reflected in this projection.
Thanks Hong Kong, for the new and old friends, clients, contacts that I have interacted this round.

Till the next one.

Got to catch up with @honhim , founder of @xex_hk / Interactive, one of the most exciting new media artist group from Hong Kong.
I met him 2 years ago moderating a panel with him at the BODW.
We spoke about the balance of art and commerce (it’s hard), separating the ideology, and also the state of contemporary art today in all forms today.

We decided to go on a mini adventure on the Great Wall of China. 6 hour hike from the Jiankou forest till the touristy Mutianyu section - the Little Chows are troopers, but they are toddlers after all and were tired after the grueling uphill section for nearly 3 hours.
Little Chow loves to be the ‘girl in the bag’ as I improvised carrying both of them at the same time on the way down.
Fitted her in my 20 year old Osprey backpack, the same backpack that was used for my Everest training, backpacking trips and now a makeshift toddler carrier.
I thought after a long week Sundays should be relaxing - but it was mega fun....🙂 #littlechows #ospreypacks #osprey #china #greatwall #5yearold #2yearold #manduka

Proud to be part of the ‘Portraits of Sok Sabay’ book launch! This is a book to commemorate Sok Sabay Association 23th year founding, and it is a Cambodian based NGO shelter which rescues children off the streets under dire conditions.
I was tasked to photograph 33 of the children who have since grown and graduated out of the shelter leading their own lives. It has been an inspiring and humbling experience.
The book launch is part of a fund raising effort for the NGO and I was heartened to meet many donors tonight who have supported the organization for years.
Thanks to Jonathan Yuen from Roots for the amazing book design, Francois De Saint Gapour for the coordination, and Marie Cammal, the founder for Sok Sabay for giving us the opportunity to highlight such an important story.
If you would like to find out more how you can help, PM me and I will tell you more.

Really happy to be part of the OPPO Singapore launch of the R15 yesterday. I was invited to photograph their campaign with their new R15 on the streets of Singapore a week ago, and I was blown by the quality of the images. Seriously.
Look out for the billboards around Singapore next month!
#oppo #opposg #oppor15

Three things that I love today.
1. Did a shoot here in Tokyo, and I was assisted by Taro Karibe, a fantastic photographer.
2. Found out he also graduated from the Eddie Adams Workshop a year ago. We are 9 years apart, but our spirit is the same and we brought our own EAW items to the shoot.
3. My client has a beautiful original print signed by Hilla and Bernd Bechers. I stared and admired and stared and admired.
Nice day! @eddieadamsworkshop @tarokaribe

Roppongi at Night. Tokyo, Japan.
#xiaomi #note3 #japan #tokyo #night

Roppongi at Night. Tokyo, Japan.
#xiaomi #note3 #japan #tokyo #night

Roppongi at Night. Tokyo, Japan.
#xiaomi #note3 #japan #tokyo #night

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