Stories about Photography from June, 2008
JotaCê Carranca [pt] blogs some interesting pictures sent by a reader of the blog, first a creative wooden vehicle which looks like a bike found in the streets of Bocoio, Angola; then a school in Libangue “in which there is nothing else apart from what you can see [in the...
Muna Nawajaa has scored a victory for social justice. Using a camera given to her by B'Tselem's Shooting Back project, Palestinian Nawajaa recorded the masked beating of members of her family, resulting in an investigation and arrest of suspects by Israeli police. In a post entitled “Cameras as Weapons,” Uriel...
Is Big Foot in Sarawak? A pair of giant footprints in a village in Sarawak was discovered by residents and is gaining some attention.
Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.
From Flickr user Matthew J. Stinson: “My favorite graffiti here depicts one of the Fuwa as a graffiti artist. It was added about a month ago.”
Adam posts a picture of the notorious Pyramid of Peace, whose project was developed by the project by Sir Norman Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Reporter-blogger ProState in Flames writes today of Deputy Director General of China's National Copyright Administration Xu Chao's recent statement that the filming of Olympic events for the purpose of blogging has been banned and will be considered copyright violation. Asks the second commenter on the post: “May I know to...
Safin at FunEnclave posts a series of photos of artistic garden sculptures done in Chinese and Socialist style in preparation for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
Elena publishes some photos from the funeral ceremony for the famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.
Adam shares his photos of the construction sites in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, which will be having a pompous celebration of its 10-year anniversary in early July.
Ethan James is a photojournalist in El Salvador, who provides a bit of background commentary with his photographs about life in the country.
Budapest Guide writes about Pixrael, an online photo competition marking Israel's 60th anniversary, and posts two pictures from the winning entries exhibit in downtown Budapest.
Following last weekend's BarCamp in Tbilisi, one of the event's main organizers, Giga Paitchadze, briefly considers its success and provides a small glimpse into the Georgian blogosphere. Also known as DvOrsky, the blogger claims to be the oldest in the country. Global Voices Online interviewed Paitchadze after the Caucasus BarCamp.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports on the first defamation case against the blogger Tamer Mabrouk – Elhakika blog, by a company called ‘Trust Chemicals’. “This case aims to silence the voice of a blogger who writes about the crime of polluting a lake that connects many cities...
The 24 Hours Online blogger Laohu ‘Tiger Temple’ Miao, who spent months earlier this year blogging the stories of destitute Beijing residents whose makeshift homes were harmonized to make way for the Olympics brings us a post today about a fire yesterday not far from the Olympic Bird Nest which...
A thread on popular bbs site Tianya.cn is providing photos and live updates of today's Olympic torch relay, as it passes through the part of Yunnan province often referred to as Shangri-La, along with photos of local scenic and cultural sights.
A not-for-profit organisation in India gets children to use digital cameras to empower them. More at Freedom of Expression.
Pigh [RU] posts photographs of a 15th Century Armenian church in downtown Tbilisi which currently faces an uncertain future. The photographs show that there have been attempts to erase Armenian inscriptions on the church in order for the Georgian Orthodox Church to claim it as their own.
This post is part of our special coverage Caucasus Conflict Voices. On the sidelines of this weekend's Caucasus BarCamp in Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia, Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor Onnik Krikorian had a brief opportunity to talk to BarCamp Ambassador and Regional Program Manager for Transitions Online,...