· February, 2008

Stories about Photography from February, 2008

Armenia: Post-Election Revolution Scenario?

  26 February 2008

That there would be mass demonstrations immediately after the presidential election held last week in Armenia was known long ago. Many observers also figured on yet another attempt by the radical opposition to stage a colored revolution of the type seen in Georgia and Ukraine. However, few expected it to succeed, but a week after the 19 February vote, the situation is now gearing up for what might be serious confrontation between opposition supporters and the authorities.

China: Photoshop Era

  26 February 2008

Wangxiaofeng talks about the coming of Photoshop era and how such tool is serving the redistribution of interest (zh).

Myanmar: Mandalay YadanarPon Market Fire

  26 February 2008

Myanmar bloggers are posting photos and reports of fire outbreaks in two major cities, Yangon and Mandalay. Nearly 3000 people have become homeless due to fire at Hlaingthayar, Yangon and damages are yet to estimated for Mandalay's YadanarPon Market fire.

Taiwan: Photo Talks

  25 February 2008

A new website called veryXD is becoming very popular in Taiwan. Visitors are encourage to write caption for the photos and share with others.

Armenia: Women March for Ter-Petrossian

  24 February 2008

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs of yesterday's march by female supporters of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian following last week's disputed presidential election in Armenia. Meanwhile, reporting on the same rally, my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 revisits the Babe Theory of Democratic Movements.

Armenia: Post-Election Protests

  23 February 2008

The Armenian Patchwork posts photos from one of the post-election protest demonstrations staged by presidential candidate and former head of state, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The blog says that to date there has been no coverage of the rallies held to protest the 19 February presidential election in Armenia on national television.

Africa: The dust horror

  23 February 2008

“Between Conakry and Bamako there are 1000 km of motorways. First forests, then mountain, savannas after. It is a gift to the eyes and a way to ease the 15 hours’ drive. The trip ends in a bath of dust, by the entrance to Mali's capital”. On publishing an incredible...

Kazakhstan: Park in Almaty

  22 February 2008

Kamneed is posting picturesque photos of the central park in Almaty, a city called Southern capital of Kazakhstan. The shots shows us how this small piece of calmness in the heart of noisy city is looking this winter.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Preservation

  21 February 2008

“Even as we fret about the loss of our historic architecture, we are losing the architects of our history”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, The Liming House writes about the importance of preserving “our collective memory.”

Taiwan: Release Netizen!

  21 February 2008

The Hong Kong sexy photo gate effect has extended to Taiwan. Police has arrested a netizen who shared photos with others under local obscenity censorship law. Portnoy pointed out that the police has no power to define the nature of the photos, and Taiwanese has the right to enjoy pleasure....

Armenia: Opposition Protest

  21 February 2008

Following a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, The Armenian Observer says that 50,000 people have rallied in support of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian in downtown Yerevan. However, other sources such as the international media and local bloggers such The Armenian Patchwork put numbers far lower. The latter blog also posts...

China: More Fake Photos

  20 February 2008

Netizen from China dig out more fake photos circulating in the mainstream media, some of those had won photo awards. ESWN translated a local report on the fake Qinghai-Tibet railroad photo, and there is another award-winning photo in doubt called “The Pitiless Fire” (also via ESWN).

Amit Gupta: A self confessed geek

  17 February 2008

Amit Gupta is a software engineer who works as a web applications architect in India and is a self confessed geek, in other words, someone who literally lives, breathes, sleeps and talks the Internet. With such a high tech profile, it doesn't come as a surprise that he has been...

Myanmar: Mr & Miss Valentine Photos

  15 February 2008

Blogger MgHla posted the photos of “Mr & Miss Valentine” competition that he attended on the Valentines’ Day. He also complaint about having to leave the show early and couldn't get to see the winners for the sake of keeping the curfew issued by the Missus back home. One of...

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