Stories about Photography from October, 2007
Cuba: The Power of Imagery
Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”
Lebanon: Arts and Artists
The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic creations. Moussa Bashir tours the blogosphere, opening up a whole new world of culture and arts.
Armenia: Former President Makes Political Comeback
In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, announced his intention to run again for office in the presidential election to be held early next year. Ter...
China: Tiger! Tiger?
Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate （fake or not）bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.
Dubai: Xmas Already?
Christmas is coming early to Dubai this year, notes Seabee in this post.
Egypt: The Definitive Photograph
The Skeptic from Egypt links to a photograph from another blog, which he describes as The Definitive Photograph.
Georgia: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling… Rawhide!
Kaukasus posts photographs of an annual cattle drive held in Tusheti.
Iran:Iranian lovers in trouble in 8 photos
Husband shows in 8 photos how two Iranian lovers were controled by a security agent and got into trouble.The agent checked their identity cards and found out they are not in the same family!
Armenia: Rally Against Poverty
Transitions Online's The Armenian Patchwork posts a photo story with accompanying text on a rally held in an outlying district of Yerevan to protest global poverty. The event was ironically held in an area known unofficially in Armenia as Bangladesh.
Environment: The Greening of Nairobi and Possible Land Grabbing at Mt. Kenya
There is some good news and bad news coming out of Kenya. The good news is the greening of the capital city Nairobi, and the bad news is the unfolding situation where possible land grabbing is taking place around Mt. Kenya. We will be looking at these stories in this...
Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos
Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country's financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being treated for various...
Iran:Zoo in Photos
Nika has published several photos of a Zoo in Tehran.The blogger regrets that these animals are kept in small cages.
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 3)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the last of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Iran and Palestine.
Dominica: Celebrating Independence
Steve's Dominica posts a Flickr photoset of some of the island's Independence celebrations.
Meet Maggid Mjengwa – Tanzania's Photoblogger
Today, we are introducing you to Maggid Mjengwa. Maggid is one of the leading photobloggers from Tanzania who has been trying to combine blogging, photography and political activism. Apart from being a very active blogger, Maggid is also a well-known columnist for a Swahili weekly in Tanzania, RAI. He shares his time with us to talk about his love for writing and how he got involved with electronic media.
Suriname: Photographing Fort Zeelandia
A visit to Fort Zeelandia in Suriname makes Trinidadian Taran Rampersad realise that “not all culture is as free as on the web”. He also posts photos of the fort at Flickr.
Myanmar: A Journalist's Debrief
Karen Coates blogs about an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in Thailand where a photojournalist presented pictures of recent events in Myanmar.
USA, Caribbean: Images of Broward Carnival
Photographically Yours posts a set of images from the 2007 Broward Carnival at Flickr.
Egypt: Rich Bird Life
Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein discovers Egypt's rich bird life in this post.
Barbados: Photo tour
Cheese-on-bread! posts a photographic tour of central and eastern Barbados.
Egypt: Fabricated Images
Egyptian blogger Malcolm X reviews newspaper images of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and says (Ar) that they are fabricated – as they show the President in the same posture with different guests.