Since first setting foot on Asian soil in 1970, American Tom Coyner has traveled widely across the region, photographing its denizens. Now retired in Seoul, South Korea, he has taken a special interest in traditional cultures, in religious sites and in related practices.
His gallery below showcases Asians at play. Coyner’s camera captures amateurs engaged in impromptu, at-home entertainment and professionals and semi-professionals performing fine and modern arts for audiences and cameras. His subjects range from folk dancers to classical musicians; from puppeteers to buskers; and from country music ensembles to K-popsters.
The gallery takes us on an east-west course across the region, with our journey beginning in Polynesia and concluding in India.
For a fuller portfolio of Coyner’s work on this topic, please click here