Stories about Photography
Rwandan President Kagame's Flickr account begs the question: Can Africa reclaim its visual identity?
Renowned Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken of how stories can influence identity, shape stereotypes and build paths to empathy. How about images? What is the danger of a single image?
Kenyan Museum photo exhibit celebrates Africans’ contribution to archeology in colonial era
The Fort Jesus Museum exhibition aimed to shake off a “Colombuseque-like tale” of archaeology and the erasure of any memory of the vital role played by Africans in Kenya.
Documentary about the 1920s Volga famine is prohibited in Russia but broadcasted on YouTube
A Russian documentary covering the 1921–1923 famine in the Volga region is banned by the Russian government for unclear reasons, but made available online on YouTube.
In defense of whom? Protesting Jordan’s perpetual state of emergency
Human rights groups challenge Jordan's Defense Law but the government wants to keep it in place until the World Health Organization has declared the pandemic finished.
Twitter account “No Context Russia” is sad yet hilarious
A Twitter account shows images from Russia without context, portraying the country in sad and ironic tones.
Khodanoor Lajaei: Icon for a revolution
Khondoor Lajaei rose to fame because of the way he contrasted the happiness and freedom experienced by ordinary Iranians with the grief that many Iranians associate with the government.
A visual journey through Uzbek society: Ten iconic moments by photographer Umida Akhmedova
Umida Akhmedova is one of the few conceptual woman photographers in Central Asia. She chose ten of her photos to retrace her personal journey across Uzbek society.
Kathmandu’s street-smart dogs — worshipped for a day
The Kukur (dog) Tihar festival inspires compassion towards all animals, including dogs, but animal rights groups are advocating for better treatment of stray dogs in Nepal.
Photographer Aleksandr Yakimchuk recreates Odesa in black-and-white
Photographer Aleksandr Yakimchuk has been portraying the people and streets of Odesa in black-and-white for 12 years, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has changed the way he approaches photography.
Cosplay: the pop-culture phenomenon comes back to Kathmandu
On September 17, 2022, thousands of people attended Otaku Jatra Fall 2022, a Nepali anime and cosplay festival held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
How did a Nepali ritual altar end up in Berlin?
Kathmandu-based filmmaker Deepak Tolange spotted a richly decorated Buddhist shrine from Nepal in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin seven years ago and tried to trace its origin.
Prague Pride parade is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus: A photo essay
Considered one of the largest in Central Europe, Prague Pride’s parade returned to the streets on August 13 after a two-year hiatus, drawing an estimated 60,000 people.
Popular Chittagong University shuttle train gets a colorful graffiti makeover
A young artist from Germany has completely transformed the shuttle trains of Chittagong University into a moving work of art cheering up the students and locals.
Sri Lanka: The evolution of the Gotagogama protest site and its periphery, in photos
Sri Lankan photographer Sandesh Bartlett captures how the peaceful occupy protest against the Rajapaksa government at Galle Face Green in the capital Colombo materialized, from March to July 2022.
Understanding the damaging effects of Russian propaganda against NATO and Kosovo
"Particularly harmful and dangerous is the spread of this misinformation in countries where there is not much knowledge about the case of Kosovo."
The elephant whisperer of Nepal
Each year, human–elephant conflict results in the destruction of crops and dwellings, human injury and death, and the retaliatory killing of elephants. Conservationists like Shankar Chettri Luitel are changing the scenario.
How Russians are protesting the war in Ukraine from a totalitarian state
Russian citizens have drawn graffiti, left objects on the streets, and found creative ways to voice their dissent under the constant threat of punishment.
8 photos to revel in the beauty of nature in Central America and Peru
"You can complement science and conservation through photography."
What Earth Day means to the Global Voices Caribbean team
'On Earth Day, we pause to think about the planet we live on and share with other beings. But that’s just one part of it.'
Satellite mapping project tracks damage to Ukrainian communities
Satellite Images Map of Ukraine incorporates satellite images, drone footage, and 3D visualization to track, organize, and verify damage done to Ukraine.
‘Mas’ in a time of mourning: How the spirit of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival shines through
Carnival designer Robert Young's radical concept for his band Vulgar Fraction's 2022 presentation literally embraces the roots of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival by fashioning costumes made from dried leaves and flowers.