I am currently in Malaysia to attend the inaugural Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang.
Some highlights of the festival:
Ian Teh (Malaysia/U.K.) — Traces: Dark Clouds  
Maggie Steber (U.S.A.) — Audacity of Beauty
Sanjit Das (India/Malaysia) — Mr. and Mrs. Das
Yanming (China) — Country of Ambition
Rony Zakaria (Indonesia) — Men, Mountains, and the Sea
Andri Tambunan (Indonesia/U.S.A.) — Against All Odds
Pablo Bartholomew (India) — Outside In
Jannatul Mawa (Bangladesh) — Close Distance
Suzanne Lee (Malaysia) — Minor Miners
Che’ Ahmad Azhar (Malaysia) — Walk of Life
There will also be documentary photography workshops tutored by Ian Teh, Maggie Steber, and Justin Mott, street photography workshop by Ahmad Azhar, and concertina/accordion photobook-making workshop by Nozomi Iijima and Yumi Goto.
Every night there will be slideshows showcasing work by photographers from Malaysia, Australia, China, South Asia, Japan, etc.
But most importantly, this is George Town, Penang: A beautiful heritage city famous with cheap delicious street food. Looking forward to enjoy my time here. ∎