Stories about Photography from October, 2006
New Caledonia: At the Beach
Two Caledonia-based bloggers have been to the ocean this week and brought back breathtaking pictures too. Sebastien Merion has just (Fr)come back from a week-long sailing excursion that involved sun, rain, a stopover at the Goa isles but thankfully no brush-up with Hurricane Xavier. Meanwhile Katuali (Fr) went to the...
Russia: LJ and Politics
On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics – Morozov wrote: […] I’ve been surprised how little coverage the story has received in the Western media…Hm, virtually none…...
Armenia: Yerevan Traffic Jam
The Armenian Odar shows how bad an Armenian traffic jam is.
Argentina: NGO Photo Blog
El Agora, an NGO based in Córdoba, Argentina has organized a friendly photo competition that hopes to highlight the best practices of fellow NGO's, Social Movements, and the private and public sector throughout Argentina. The winning group will be awarded a video production demonstrating the organization's good work.
Mexico: Monterrey Yesterday and Today
After discovering several old black and white photographs of Monterrey, Mexico, Hipocratico of RegioBlogs took to the streets with his camera and photographed those same locations. Here are the side-by-side comparisons. Several Regio Bloggers also made their way into the El Norte newspaper [ES] for their participation in “Blog to...
Arabisc: Rebellious Behaviour and the Quest for Intellectuals
With the festive season wrapping up in the Arab world, Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has decided to ‘come out of the closet’ and drop a bombshell – making some of his readers happy and others not so! The Alexandria law student doesn't mince his words when he announces to his...
D.R of Congo: election photos
“In honor of the next-to-last stage in DR Congo's efforts to elect a new president (Inauguration of the president-elect is scheduled for early December), I bring you three photos from my time tooling around Kinshasa in my friend's car,” writes Congo Girl.
Mexico: Photos from 1974
Flickr user Dristis-Mudra has a gorgeous set of black and white photos from a 1974 trip to Mexico.
Vadim reports on the latest buzz in the Tajik blogosphere.
South Afria: lesbian photo-activist
Sokari, who is visiting South Africa, writes about Zanele Muholi, a South African lesbian photo-activist: “Met Zanele Muholi, a lesbian photographer-activist. Progressive, radical, beautiful, challenging. Zanele took the photos behind “Tommy boys, lesbian men and ancestral wives” and is also the Community Relations Officer at FEW (Forum for the Empowerment...
India, Pakistan: Kashmir from the 70s in pictures
Dristis-Mudra has a fascinating collection of Black and White photographs on a flickr set. They are from the 1970s when the photographer was travelling in Kashmir.
Cuba: Havana in photos and video
Flickr user silvertopixel has a series of lovely art photos of street life in Havana. And Lisetcruz posts a YouTube video with views of Havana's famous Malecón and a matching photo of her own.
Panama: Photos Of The Children Of Panama
Don Ray recommends Dixon Hamby's photographs of Panamanian children.
Caribbean: Photo quiz
The Caribbean Beat Weblog launches a “Where in the Caribbean?” photo quiz.
Ukraine: Anniversary of Ukrainian Insurgent Army
LJ user voevoda (Anton Petrov) posts a photo report (RUS) from the two rallies that took place in Kyiv Sunday, honoring and protesting the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere
Local Dancers in Poland's Lake District (Mazury) prepare for Sieja (kind of fish) Fish Festival – by Embe, WarsawDaily Perhaps a Christmas footballing miracle has come early, as Kinuk reports on Poland's victory over the 4th-ranked Portugal last week: Their victory surprised myself, N and my brother, P, who was...
China: Let your photos do the talking
While dealing with blocked pages and filter-trigger keywords can get pretty annoying on the wrong side of the internet, for bloggers in China who want some discussion on, say, the highest-level corruption crackdown in ten years, there are always ways to beat the system. This time it just happens that...
India: Rangdum, Padum
Breathtaking photographs and commentary by Sajith after a trip to Rangdum and Padum. “A hundred pictures not taken. Like those animals scuttling away from the bus. Like the mostly arind and sometimes icy and sometimes green landscapes. Mountains. Like Tenzin the lama I met when wandering around Padum. Like the...
Iran: Photos and Women
Zannevesht has published a link to National Geographic prize winner's, Newsha Tavakolian, photos. Newsha Tavakolian has been selected as a 2006 All Roads Photography Program award-winner for her photo essay entitled Iran: Women in the Axis of Evil.
India: Ramadan in Mumbai
Photos on flickr by tomato umlaut caputing Mumbai at night during Ramadan. Wonderful photographs from the street, as food gets cooked for the faithful.
Indian Bloggers on Technology, Ram Lila, Ayudha Puja, Food, Films and Photos
Technology and festivals, somehow those two are the dominant themes for this week's round-up about India. Of course, the round-up is peppered with some great recipes and that all favorite Indian pastime: movies. We round-up our review with some real great visual images of the "Big Apple," or New York. It somehow...