Long May They Hawk

These photos are a tribute to the hawkers of Penang – many of whom have supplied good food for generations and, in more subtle ways, glimpses of their culture, language and history. This series of portraits is a celebration of their variety and omnipresence in our society.

Born and raised in Penang, Jonathan Lim’s work as an independent photographer revolves around everyday life, sharing stories of people and places where culture, history and travel intersect. Aside from writing and nurturing a community arts initiative, he is currently focused on two long-term photo projects: documenting the work of an NGO in rural Sarawak and capturing life behind the bright lights of a travelling European circus.

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