Stories about Photography from February, 2006
Laos, Singapore: Swords to Ploughshares
Preetam Rai visits the Singapore air show. The sight of the weapon merchants’ wares reminds him of what he had seen in Laos: war material turned into flowerpots.
Singapore, Thailand: Photoblogging Protests
Singapore-based themediaslut is photoblogging protests in Thailand against business mogul and PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who last week dissolved parliament and called snap elections as a response to the public outcry over the tax-free millions earned from the sale of a controlling stake in his Shin Corp. to Singapore's Temasek Holdings.
VSO/CIDA intern Michiyo experiences Mashramani, Guyana's Carnival, and posts a few photos with short captions (also rendered in Japanese). A sampling: “Everyone is full of glitters. By the time I finished watching the parade, I myself was covered with it.”
The web make to blog on Carnival day…
… to paraphrase the late Lord Kitchener, calypsonian extraordinaire. It's Carnival Friday here in Trinidad and Tobago, which means that after weeks of mounting anticipation (the Carnival season really gets started as soon as Christmastime festivities are over), the biggest event in the country's calendar is underway. This weekend will...
Pakistan: Old Photographs
Pakistan: Old Photographs
Russia: Photos From “A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer”
Yekaterina Chistyakova links (RUS) to the site that has the 36 winning photos of this year's “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the World” contest, which took place at the Children's Clinical Hospital on Feb. 12.
Estonia: 1905 Revolution Photo Exhibit
Was 1905 in Estonia a prelude to 1917 or the year Estonia's independence movement was born? Bonjour l'Estonie links to a review of a photo exhibit capable of shedding light on this neglected and potentially divisive historical period: “Manors are Burning!: The 1905 Revolution in Estonia.”
Cuba: Century's end
Que Bola? posts a photo of an abandoned department store in Trinidad, Cuba called “Fin de Siglo” (the end of the century) and notes: “The 1900s were in fact a final century for a way of life in Cuba. Things have changed for the better and the worse, but they...
Trinidad & Tobago: Children's carnival
Photographer Stefan Falke posts photos the children's carnival in Trinidad, including a few of a band inspired by the Soca Warriors, the national football team.
Russia: Sandunov Bath House in Moscow
Two-Zero writes of how he became a fan of the Russian banya while living in New York City's East Village, and explains why he hasn't been to Moscow's famous Sanduny (Sandunovskiye Bani) yet, now that he lives in Moscow. His friend Michael Haertfelder, however, visited Sanduny and took some pictures.
Russia: Fake Fireworks for Lenin
Snowsquare.com shares a glimpse of an inconspicuous corner of one of Moscow's best-known squares. (Not Red Square, though.)
Photo-Marathon: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer
Yekaterina Chistyakova reports (RUS) that photo-marathon “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the World,” which took place Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow, was a success; winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 19. Some of the photos can be...
Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay photos
Stefan Falke experiences the Muslim observance of Hosay (aka Ashura) in Trinidad for the first time — and takes some great photos.
Durbur: Zaria, Nigeria.
The Durbar festival takes place in Northern Nigeria and is a spectacular parade of horsemen. The men gather to pay homage to the Emir during celebrations of Sallah and on special occasions. During the Durbar the horsemen parade and charge wielding swords and guns in memory of ancient times when...
Escape into Albanian Countryside
Anna of annasblog shares pictures from a Saturday escape from the capital Tirana to Albanian countryside: sheep, brides, ancient ruins – and modern bunkers, some 700,000 of them scattered all over the country that's slightly smaller than the state of Maryland…
Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller posts two photos of Kinshasa – one taken prior to independence in 1960 and one more recently.
Cuba: Telenovela review & photoblog
Zenia Regalado reviews (ES) the new Cuban telenovela (soap opera) “La otra cara de la luna”. And the Que Bola? photoblog, maintained by retired US doctor Pac MacLaurin, is devoted to photos of Cuba, usually accompanied by interesting commentary.