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I was told of a man who makes traditional Malaysian hats and that he is the last of his breed. The hats are traditional Malaysian caps called Songkoks. They’re made of stitched paper, satin and velvet. To be sure, there are other Songkok makers in Malaysia, but he’s the last one in Penang. His name is Haja Mohidin and he is a Mamak or Muslim Tamil and has been doing this trade since the early 60s.
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Matt Brandon has been shooting pictures since he was 10 years old with his father’s Cannonet QL rangefinder. 40 years later, he now collaborates with NGOs to tell their stories and to train their field staff to do the same. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matts images have been used by clients such as Partner Aid International, NeighborWorks, the BBC, Honda Motor Corporation, and Bombadier Transport Corporation and others. His photographic pursuits have taken him to India, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Philippines and Malaysia. Now based in Malaysia, Matt and his family have lived in Asia for…