Stories about Photography from May, 2008
Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon,” she explains.
MissLuckyAndCrazy posts some magnificent pictures of the diverse and wild nature of Kazakhstan.
Photos from a protest march for Zimbabwe in Pretoria, South Africa: “These images were taken at a protest march in Pretoria yesterday. The signs say it all.”
Latest pictures of relief operations in cyclone ravaged Myanmar can be accessed at Beyond Rangoon Project.
Here is a photo from two Persian/Iranian women in 1900,showing two different styles.
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a beautiful photo from Iranian nature.
Polandian reviews Polish photoblogs.
Azamat posts some pictures from his trip to Talas, a town in the east of Kyrgyzstan, featuring the mausoleum of Manas (the epic hero), new nomads and traffic accidents.
Stephan of Everybody I Love You has created a Soviet Milk Stores group on Flickr (four pictures there so far).
Marcos Palacios [pt] brings the news of a project that aims to automate and make available online collections of all national institutions which have a visual or textual heritage. “The Brazilian Network of Virtual Memory is a project that concerns all of us. And it depends on our support and...
Social Science in the Caucasus posts more details, including a video, on Creative Commons and comments on the importance of introducing the licensing concept to the South Caucasus. My Caucasus Knot also weighs in on the significance of promoting Creative Commons in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Do they take photos in Africa?: “Pieter Hugo, the South African photographer, is the only African featured in JUXTAPOZ’s “Photo Issue” that came out this month. I guess we’ll have to wait till their “Africa” issue.”
Pangea Day took place Saturday, and people from different parts of the world got together to watch movies and be a part of the worldwide event where movies, speakers and music showed us a bit of life on the other side of the globe, uniting people from all walks of life to believe that we aren't as different as we would believe. It also included a mobile video contest, with an international lineup of winners.
Dominic in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, posts photographs of a charitable football match recently held in Yerevan with the involvement of international aid workers and under-privileged local children. The blog says the women's team was the most impressive and changed the perception of many local Armenians towards gender and...
190 photographers all over Taiwan took their cameras and pressed the shutter for the photo blogging relay to make a 24-hr record of Taiwan. These photos and links are uploaded to this blog on May 5th:
Saigon Today posts a picture of a demolished structure in Saigon, Vietnam. He notes that “There is plenty of construction and redevelopment happening all over town.”
Ahmed Sharif posts some beautiful pictures of the nature of Bangladesh during summer in his photo blog Desher Chobi (Images of Homeland).
Thanks to Hamed Noori, we can watch a young Iranian woman models an Islamic covering with atoms in the shape of a nuclear logo used as part of the design in Tehran.
Recently, the United Democratic Front (UDF) of Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi had a convention and elected him as their presidential candidate in next year's election. His only challenger was Malawi's vice president Dr Cassim Chilumpha who is answering treason charges. Lilongwe-based blogger Austin Madinga says he Muluzi's comeback is for wrong reasons.
A new blog from Armenia, Lifelines, posts photographs of the first ever balloon festival held in the country. The blog says that the event was a resounding success and enjoyed by all.
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a couple of photos of birds in movement.Watch here and here.