Stories about Photography from February, 2007
Haiti: Carnaval photos
Haitianalysis.com posts some lovely photos of the 2007 Carnaval in Haiti by Wadner Pierre.
Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa
There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I am reserving my exclamation for the amazing work Driver is involved with in Moroccan villages, including that of Tattiwin, located...
Morocco: Vintage Larache Postcard
MarocAntan, a blog dedicated to “documents and souvenirs of past Morocco” posts (Fr) an old postcard depicting an aerial view of Larache.
Albania: Tirana Daily Life Photos
Stepping Stones posts photos of the Tirana neighborhood she lives in.
Israel: Christians at the End of the Tunnel?
Israel-based blogger Anglosaxy posts an interesting photograph here, which he has aptly captioned: Christians at the End of the Tunnel.
Trinidad & Tobago: Writing and un-writing
Stefan Falke posts some atmospheric photos of a homeless gentleman in Trinidad who has been keeping a journal for 21 years, along with a lovely text: “His older journals got lost or stolen, he does not care too much because they are written and can’t be unwritten. . . ....
Haiti: Picture of 1901 Port-au-Prince
As its “historical image of the day,” Alterdestiny posts a picture of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1901.
Cameroon: Journey Through Basaa Country
Sanaga Peregrinations posts (Fr) pictures of a recent trip through “the red land of [her] ancestors”, Basaa country in Cameroon. The photo-journey takes us through Edea, Boumnyebel, the pierced grotto of Ngog Lituba and finally the entrance of her village.
Russia: Ivan Ushkov's Case
Ivan Ushkov, a St. Petersburg artist, had his computer and some of his work confiscated by the police; officers threatened to shut down his photo business located on Nevsky Prospekt. Both the Russian blogosphere and the media are abuzz about this ongoing controversy. Ushkov's work can be viewed here; English...
Trinidad & Tobago: Moko jumbies
Stefan Falke posts some spectacular photos of the moko jumbies–or stilt-walkers–of the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts & Culture's presentation for this year's Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.
Saudi Arabia: Camera or Magic Wand?
Saudi-based American blogger Nzingha shows us how it would take a miracle to change her camera to a magic wand here.
Bangladesh: Celebrating the Mother Language day
Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language Movement Day called ‘Ekushey February’, which is commemorated in Bangladesh since 1952, when a number of Bangla-speaking people were massacred...
Croatia: Photos of WWII Zagreb
Photos of Zagred during WWII – at Neretva River.
India: Microfinance in Rajasthan and Maharashtra
Trivial Matters has a wonderful photo-essay on rural microfinance and microenterprise in Rajasthan. “The women inside of the mud walled room are filled with a new found sense of empowerment: through their small self help co-operative they have successfully found a voice and a hand to change the society they...
Arabisc: Pictorial Tour of the Middle East
Fed up of all the politics in the Middle East? Me too. This week we will take a pictorial tour of the region, making stops in Qatar, Bahrain, Tunisia and Lebanon, to name a few. There are real amazing photographers out there and the scenery and mood quickly changes from...
Madagascar: Pictures of Mahajanga
Za'Gasy posts (Fr) pictures of Mahajanga, Madagascar and asks readers to post about what they inspire.
A Week Goes by in Kuwait
From a new movie to a naming special day after a popular soft drink (pop for Americans) to creating Kuwait's very own supermarket brand. These were some of the conversations going on at the Kuwaiti blogospehere last week. K TheKuwaiti talks about a new movie Sharq that is produced in...
Lebanon: Terrorist Attack and Hariri’s Commemoration
Two years ago, on February 14, a massive terrorist explosion targeting Rafic Hariri took away his life and the lives of many others. Fast forward, two years and many dramatic incidents later, the Lebanese marked the event with a mass rally in Martyr’s Square. A day before the memorial, a...
China: cycling with goods
Onemanbandwith puts up a series of photos to show how people carry a dozen pigs, tens of chicken, hundreds of eggs, etc in bicycle or motor cycle.
Russia: Dog Life
LJ user drugoi posts a photo story (RUS) about the kind man Ilya and his 44 dogs, many of them legless or otherwise disabled, living in a house outside Moscow: “For almost 20 years already he's been adopting these street dogs, treating them and leaving them to live with him....
Sénégal: Dakar in Pictures
Blog Politique du Sénégal posts (Fr) snapshots of Dakar.