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Stories about Photography

14 September 2019

Muharram in Pakistan: Daring to observe Ashura

Sectarian violence against Shia Muslims and Shia Hazara communities are common in Pakistan. Yet people came out in their numbers once again this year for Muharram, amidst tight security.

9 August 2019

The breathtaking beauty of the Caribbean showcased on Instagram

Two regional travel magazines celebrate the Caribbean's natural beauty by calling attention to its most amazing travel destinations — in print and on Instagram!

29 July 2019

A brief history of Taiwan's indigenous Seediq tribe

Rising Voices

The Seediq tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, has a history of fighting for their rights against the Japanese colonial power.

24 July 2019

Online photo collection gives inside glimpse of Occupation-era Japan—and saga of Japanese-American internment

The Theodore Akimoto Family Collection features more than 250 photographs of postwar Japan.

20 May 2019

Western Balkan countries look at the past and the future at the Venice Biennale 2019

Among the participants at the Venice Biennale are the Western Balkan countries, which see it as an excellent opportunity to showcase the art and promote their artists, beyond their borders.

20 April 2019

Bangladeshi paint company advert draws criticism from lovers of traditional Alpana art

"Berger is offering their synthetic paints to the Alpona artists of Tikoil village. The artists will no longer need to paint every season, colors will last forever. What a horror!

16 April 2019

New online database catalogues nearly 40,000 photos from Japanese wartime occupation of China

A new online database of nearly 40,000 historical images offers a glimpse of life under the wartime occupation of northeast China by Japan.

Material Culture art exhibition communicates deep personal experiences to transcend cultural borders

The Bridge

The exhibition features the work of five Iran-born artists who use “nonrepresentational forms” and a range of materials to create a visual language that communicates deep personal experiences and transcends...

12 April 2019

Easter in Trinidad & Tobago looks (and tastes) like this

A glimpse into what Easter time is like in the most southerly islands of the Caribbean archipelago.

30 March 2019

A magical image of a Carnival stilt-walker asserts the legitimacy of public breastfeeding in Trinidad & Tobago

"Eating in public spaces is normal and natural regardless of whether you’re eating off of a plate, a banana leaf or your mother’s breasts."

18 March 2019

Japanese stray cats get VIP treatment on Instagram

An anonymous photographer has befriended and taken thousands of snapshots of stray cats from an undisclosed location in Japan.

8 March 2019

How Kyrgyz authorities almost banned a women's rally on International Women's Day

A nationalist vigilante group had pledged to break up the rally but the event went ahead without interruption.

4 March 2019

Photojournalist Mahmoud ‘Shawkan’ Abu Zeid walks free, after more than five years in prison

Advox

Shawkan, who was working for Demotix at the time of his arrest, spent almost four years in pre-trial detention.

31 December 2018

Exploring Indo identity with Dutch photographer Armando Ello

"I have first hand experiences throughout my whole life. We live in a society that is still centered around colonial perspectives on history."

27 December 2018

New edition of Macedonian Twitter Calendar combines nude art photography with humanitarian fundraising

Macedonian Twitter users come together to support humanitarian causes by posing for a nude calendar.

18 December 2018

Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives

Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

22 November 2018

How Bangladesh's airport authorities are using YouTube to change public behaviour

Thanks to innovative efforts using YouTube and Facebook, airport authorities have begun to decrease crime and help passengers in Bangladesh's biggest airport.

8 November 2018

Africa uncovered: an interview with Aida Muluneh

"[...] being African is really more complex as well and it’s not just one thing. There are different definitions and different interpretations and I just happen to be one of...

1 October 2018

Operation Leave Home: a new social media trend encourages young Angolans to fly the coop

"At this moment, I am on the street crying without knowing where to go."

15 September 2018

Protestors artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh's prisoner of conscience

Advox

"When a regime is governed by nothing but fear, it is often a sign that the regime might have lost its plot."

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