Stories about Photography from September, 2006
Chatter in Virtual India…
Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of virtual India. BLOGGING: A couple of months ago bloggers in India were prevented from accessing their favorite blogs. A group...
Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus
After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out loud to you by the headmaster of a school in southern Kyrgyzstan's Sary-Moghul. There is not all too much being...
Hi, my name is Omer and I am net-o-holic. I've been addicted to the net for the last 8 years and now I must admit I need help. My addiction started out as casual browsing of a few news sites, and has since then progressed to a daily 20 hour...
Vietnam: Cambodia to Vietnam
Tim Hoiland has posted a pictorial account of his trip from Cambodia capital Phnom Penh to Saigon in Vietnam. The pictures provide insights in the life and occupations around the Mekong river.
Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus on those that live in Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, which makes Onnik's article an incredibly valuable cultural resource. Rasti writes this...
Yezidis in Georgia
Onnik Krikorian has an extensive post on the Yezidi minority in Georgia, which he recently visited together with an ethno-musicologist. Onnik provides exclusive photography, interviews, and compares the minority's situation in Georgia with that in Armenia.
Barbados: Road signs
Photoblogger Barbados in Focus posted this image of a sign at a crossroads in rural Barbados. “No matter where in the world you are you still have the make a decision,” he writes. “It is so universal, a street sign.” As the image below indicates, however, some types of street...
Russia: Photos of Miners and Old Soviet Cars
English Russia reposts Alexander Schekmenev's photos from a miners’ village in Russia and the netwinds.ru's photos of old Soviet cars.
Reunion: Ambroise Vollard in Slate.com
Reunion-USA2 is excited about coverage of La Reunion celebrity Ambroise Vollard by Slate.com (Fr): “Ambroise Vollard was born in La Reunion in 1866. He is one of our celebrities. A museum took his name in St Denis. Slate features a photo report about him this week. (This patron of the...
Argentina: Film: Opaco
Now here's a clever idea. Roberto Dam describes the newest short film by Argentine photographer Martin Crespo, which was filmed, not with a video camera, but rather a Nikon D50 digital SLR. More than 15,000 rapidly shot photographs were taken to make what appears to be a “motion picture” titled...
Bolivia: The Point of View
Patricia Vargas had abandoned her project El Punto de Vista (ES) which collects submitted photographs of the views from Bolivian's bedrooms, until she found out it was featured in one of the country's national papers (ES).
Thailand: DIY Shoe Waterproofing
A Bangkok girl, caught in a flood, devices wateproofing for her shoes. Her friend at Gnarlykitty blog posts pictures of the invention. “Bow had enough. She couldn't risk getting fungi on her toes and liquidised dog poos on her Substance shoes any longer. She went inside a coffee shop and...
Brazil: Ceasefire Campaign
Tatiana Cardeal thanks her readers and devoted Flickr fans for their participation in the “Ceasefire Campaign.” Read the post and check out the Flickr community to learn more.
Russia: Photos of Churches
Taking Aim links to a collection of pictures of Russian churches, taken in 1910 and recently.
Lebanon: Field Trips, Wardrobe Personification and Poetry
Have you wondered why most women like shoes? Or can blogging be life threatening? Then read on and see what answers the Lebanese Blogosphere has. This week’s blogs have topics that are as serious as a threat to a fellow blogger for his political cartoons and as light hearted as...
Russia, Ukraine: A View From the Roof
Last month, St. Petersburg lost one of its landmarks: built between 1828 and 1835, the Trinity Cathedral (Troitsky Sobor) caught fire on August 25, while under reconstruction. As the cathedral's main dome, one of the city's most noticeable roofs, went down, LJ user english_voodoo posted an R.I.P. note in the...
Vietnam: Independence Day
The blogger at The Final Word wanders around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to bring us photographs of the Vietnamese Independence Day decorations.
Armenia: Love for Humanity
Zarchka reports on Onnik Krikorian's photo exhibition for Habitat for Humanity of Armenia. Examples of his stellar photography for Habitat for Humanity can be found at his blog.
India: The Silly Photo Meme
A Silly-Photograph meme has caught the fascination of quite a few bloggers in India.
Reunion: More on Volcano Eruption
Of the latest eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion's volcano, Dijoux.re writes (Fr): “This eruption is a surprise because it was not predicted by specialists who only recorded the first quakes an hour and a half before the lava flow. (…) According to the observatory, this sudden eruption...
Reunion: Volcano Eruption
Reunion Passion announces (Fr) that Reunion's local volcano is erupting once again. She also posts pictures.