In February 2012, Documentary Arts Asia hosted the first Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival. CDAF'12 is an annual festival bringing together documentary photographers and filmmakers in northern Thailand and presented nine photo exhibitions, three days of workshops and three nights of film screenings showcasing work from some of the finest documentary artists working in Asia. In collaboration with DEVELOP Photo the three day event is now accessible online.

Documentary Arts Asia is a non-profit organization which works primarily in photography and film, but also audio and narrative writing, to tell the stories from Asia that need to be heard.

Full of Grace by Ami Vitale: From the conflict in Kashmir, India, to the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, to the sands of Egypt, Ami Vitale’s award-winning photographs capture moments of beauty and strength in the spirit of people.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 75 countries. She
 has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit and she
 is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures.

Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel
 Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, amongst many others.

This video is part of the DEVELOP Tube Channel which can be found at DEVELOP Tube is an educational resource which features interviews, profiles, lectures & films about photojournalism, fine art photography & documentary photography.

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