A R C H I V E S
1997 - 2007

This is Evan's Archived Documentary Photojournalism works spanning recovered images circa 1997 through 2007 that was previously managed to be locked on DeviantART.com's server. Many other works were lost due to damaged films and corrupted hard disks, including an expansive array of works from various countries travelled during this period. Should more works be uncovered along the way where possible, it will be added here. All photographs taken using film negatives on Canon SLR EOS 500N, 50E, and 1N. Click on the images below to expand with further details.

 

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Two Worlds
Two Worlds

Bagging five awards for this image, including The Hallmark Lovestories Photography Award - People Category 2006, to DeviantART's Daily Deviation in 2007, "Two Worlds" was captured on assignment in Tibet, 2005. Evan was banned from Nepal after publishing this image reportedly depicting an underground gambling circle within the monastery. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Building of a Nation
Building of a Nation

A sarcastic depiction of the constant water leakage within the Malaysian parliament and how the politicians were finger pointing each other far worst than children circa mid 2007. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Let Me Go Home
Let Me Go Home

At times even though you think you fit in to a certain culture in a different country, home is where the heart is. (Title from Michael Buble) Kolkata, India, 2004. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Song Khran
Song Khran

Many times you would think the Song Khran festival is all about spraying each other with bucketloads of water. Behind the scenes rooted a rich tradition that is still practiced to this day by the young and old where mass feeding of the Buddhist temple monks are carried out prior to the festivities. Bangkok, Thailand, 2000. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Jubilating Glee
Jubilating Glee

Kolkata's Pohela Boishakh festival has seen much change through the tides. Unlike other parts of India where the Bengali New Year is celebrated in April, Kolkata's month-long festivities are used as the most favorable period for marriages. India, 2004. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Screw The World
Screw The World

Start from young. Heh. Well, how was I to know on film this girl has been flippin' her finger during her dance routine? Vaishakhi Dance, Indian Punjab, 2004. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Karma Limbo
Karma Limbo

Another reject file also from the Vaisakhi dance festival. Indian Punjab, 2004. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Sardined Exodus
Sardined Exodus

This is a common daily sight in front of Kota Raya Bus Terminal, Kuala Lumpur, making use of every inch in a bus to sit, stand, or lean on. Photo received a Daily Deviation Award on DeviantART.com. 2006. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bugs Beats
Bugs Beats

Not sure if he's really jamming because he's that good at not seeing what he's doing, or his guitar is unplugged. Rockstar vanity personified. Fete de la Musique, London, 2005. © Evan Hwong Photographs

The Shattering
The Shattering

One of my proudest moment on film and a few other awards along with it. Taken at a backlane in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, you can still see the old man's handful of seeds, his cigarette dangling in his mouth, and the frozen motion of all the birds in mid-flight. 1999. © Evan Hwong Photographs

B Boys
B Boys

B-boy dance mixing Hip hop taking South Korea by storm even before K-pop in the late 90s. The dance routine seemed American but actually originated from Seoul. 2003. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Summer Philosophy
Summer Philosophy

East meets... East? Made in China sandals complimenting Monastic fabrics. Another near-controversial image depicting holy men and earthly possessions. Bangkok, Thailand, 2000. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Rastafarian Blues
Rastafarian Blues

Before we have hipsters, we had this. Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, Malaysia, 2002. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Michael Yamashita
Michael Yamashita

Catching up with the great Michael Yamashita during his National Geographic's Admiral Cheng Ho exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. © Evan Hwong Photographs

BAN THE BOMB
BAN THE BOMB

An anti-nuclear protest near the Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka) of Kuala Lumpur. 2007. © Evan Hwong Photographs

You Heard Me?
You Heard Me?

What if, in between prayers, you were tapped on the shoulder... and there's nobody there? Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur, 2005. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Garlic Breath
Garlic Breath

When Kuala Lumpur circus-ify Getai during the Hungry Ghost Festival. 2007. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Blowing Kisses to the Sea
Blowing Kisses to the Sea

Unknown family, not sure if blowing kisses or adorably throwing curses. Pontianak Sea Beach, Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2002. © Evan Hwong Photographs

S E A L
S E A L

Members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM), Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM), and the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) all in one shot awaiting the arrival of the Sultan of Malaysia during the 47th National Day on August 31st, 2004. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Que Sera Sera
Que Sera Sera

A Middle-Eastern boy planning on how to conquer the mall business in Malaysia during the boom of shopping malls in the state capital during the early 2000s. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, 2002. © Evan Hwong Photographs

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