Category: Visual Culture


Aerial Waste: the Rhetoric and Politics of Drone Environmental Photography

The purpose of this paper is to examine aerial photography of bicycle waste and bicycle graveyards constructed during the bicycle sharing fever in Contemporary China in order to understand the complex environmental issues in China. The essay argues that the environmental aerial photography of No Place to Place (2018) is important because it embodies reflective


The Reimagined Migrant Portrait – Exploring the Lives of Chinese and Taiwanese Minorities Living in South Africa

This multimedia project explores the lives of Chinese and Taiwanese migrants living in South Africa and how language, culture, community and marginalisation have come to shape their identities and to visually represent them in a way that is not prevalent in mainstream media. It uses two visual mediums – photography and video interviews – to


Record and Reflection: COVID-19 Pandemic Documentary in Japan, China and Korea

Documentary has always been used to characterize nature, history, and social reality. As a medium text with the spirit of realism and authenticity, it diverts our attention to the world in which we live. During the epidemic, Japan, China, and South Korea each produced documentaries on the theme of the epidemic. This paper focused on


Attitudes of Thai Male VDO Game Players in Choosing to Use VDO Games’ Women Characters

This study aims to investigate the online social phenomenon related to the attitudes of Thai MALE GAMERS opting to use women characters in video games. The subjects were Thai male game players interacting in gaming community on social media– Facebook. Data were collected by using a non-participatory observation of talks about female characters among gamers


Reflections on the Creative Cultural Art of an Ibibio (African) Artist – Sculptor Sunday Jack Akpan in the Global Scence

The arts of the whole world reflect various unique cultures and creative ingenuity of humanity. Ibibio cultural art works of sculptor Sunday Jack Akpan of Africa deserve being brought to limelight. Sculptor Akpan was born on August 1st, 1940 at his native home of Ikot Ise Etuk Udo, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa