Stories about Photography from September, 2008
Georgia: Frontline Photos
Popular Photography's blog features photos and an account of the war between Georgia and Russia by New York-based photojournalist Jonathan Alpayrie.
China: Imprison for Faking Tiger
Do you still remember the South China Tigergate issue? The farmer, who claimed to have taken the photo is now facing criminal charge and may be put into prison because of that. ESWN has collected and translated local news on the case.
Kazakhstan: New landmark of Almaty
Adam posts pictures of Esentai district, which will include Mariott hotel, residences, offices, retail etc – a projects that changed the Almaty cityscape.
Japan: MIRAI brings together gadgets and the Internet
Alpha Bloggers announces a free event [ja] in Tokyo entitled, “Mirai: synthesis of gadgets and the net” (MIRAI：ネットとガジェットの融合), to be held on October 20th from 7pm to 10pm near Kudanshita station (see map [ja]). The event will discuss the possibilities of a future in which gadgets and the Internet are...
Japan: Photos from Iriomote
Blogger id:mereco posts amazing photos [ja] from her trip to the island of Iriomote [西表島] in Okinawa, Japan. Photos from the trip include pictures of cows, hermit and coconut crabs, and a box turtle. The full set can be found on id:mereco's Flickr page.
Japan: Uni likes the bathtub
At Uni no Himitsu Kichi (うにの秘密基地), Japanese blogger sauta19 posts photos of her cat [ja] Uni following her into the bathroom and on top of the bathtub, a place that only a few days ago Uni had hated. She also announces to readers that she will be showing pictures of...
Kuwait: Rabbit Outside the Mosque
Kuwaiti Frankom [Ar] found a rabbit outside the mosque … and shot it – with his mobile phone's camera, of course.
Azerbaijan: Urban Development Blog
Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a new blog established to monitor urban development in Baku by two German researchers. The blog includes commentary and photography and is at http://urbanchange.wenedeux.com.
China: Life of Ordinary Chinese People
kdnet has a set of photos depicting the everyday life of ordinary Chinese people.
Bangladesh: Eid & Puja shopping
With the Eid & Puja festivities nearing the people of Dhaka are busy with shopping. Dhaka blog posts some photos of Eid shopping in the city.
Bangladesh: Images of nature
Desher Chobi posts some beautiful pictures shot in the Botanical Garden of Dhaka, Bangladesh as a part of the photowalk organized by Flickr group “Shudhui Bangla”.
Uganda: One Happy Lady
Glenna posts photos of “one happy lady” in Gulu, Uganda.
Japan: The true revolution of Google Street View
Blogger id:bohemian_style reflects on the launch of Google Street View in Japan [ja], noting that the way the service is viewed differs depending on where people are living: in modern urban areas, people's sense of privacy tends to be limited their immediate living space, which ends at the entrance to...
Iran: Remembering Rasoulov, a Passionate Artist
Mohsen Rasoulov, a passionate Iranian photographer, artist, cartoonist and photo-blogger was one of 68 passengers who lost their lives when an Iran-bound Boeing 737 crashed at the end of August this year.
Japan: Takeda Castle, the Japanese Machu Pichu
An entry entitled “Japan's Machu Pichu? The ruins of Takeda Castle, Castle to the Heavens” [ja] posted at Tomorrowearth.com has an incredible set of photos (more here, here and here) of an abandoned castle in Asago city, Hyōgo Prefecture. More pictures and a map of the castle ruins here [ja].
Iraq: Look at the World – Where is peace?
Today a mixed bag of posts. A meeting of old friends, a little politics, a coin of excellence, a dose of female geekery and, if you read to the end, find out what fasting really does to you.
El Salvador: The Diversity of Faces
Miguel Angel Servellón publishes some of his photography showing the diversity of faces from El Salvador [es].
Bangladesh: Celebrating Ramadan
Dhaka Dweller describes the culture of Ramadan in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh accompanied with photos. Back to Bangladesh posts more photos adding some Iftar colors from the streets of Dhaka.
South Korea: Han River
Robert Neff from Ohmynews! posted some historical photos of Han River (from an exhibition) to indicate how the river changes over time.
Belarus, Ukraine, Russia: Chernobyl Photo Essay
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe links to a photo essay created by teenagers from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia for the International Conference on Chernobyl held in Belarus in April 2006: “It is interesting to see these images – effects of the Chernobyl disaster as seen through the eyes of the children.”
Arabeyes: Ramadan Thoughts
With the holy month of Ramadan quickly wrapping up, bloggers from around the Arab world share their thoughts on the month, their activities, driving standards and their yearning for a holiday. Following are some reactions from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Libya.