Stories about Photography from October, 2008
Venezuela: How Children Show Their Community Through Photography
Ancla2 is an educational cooperative devoted to teaching photography, technology, and media skills to children from small and poor communities in Venezuela, who have discovered a new way to see and appreciate their own surroundings, and at the same time, have learned new life skills that will help them in many other areas.
Afghanistan: Nuristan, in Pictures
We've had enough doom and gloom in Afghanistan for a while, yes? So here's a pretty picture of Aranas village in Waygal district of Nuristan.
Bangladesh: Photographs of Sundarbans
Desherchobi posts some lovely pictures of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh after a recent safari trip.
Scenes from the Kuwait Stock Exchange
Mark, from Kuwait, shares those scenes from the Kuwait Stock Exchange.
Morocco: Beni Znassen Mountains
From Morocco, Hassi Milli shares scenes from the Beni Znassen mountains.
Nagorno Karabakh: Mass Wedding
517 Design [RU] posts photographs of a mass wedding which took place in the disputed mainly Armenian-populated territory of Nagorno Karabakh during which as many as 700 couples tied the knot. The blogger's English-language site also carries more information on the cash incentives ranging from $2,000-100,000 offered to the young...
Japan: Wallpaper pictures
Sinsoku VIP [神速VIP] has a long list of “cool and sad” pictures to stick on your wall [ja].
Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1
The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira, are just some of the beings that inhabit the nights, dreams, and nightmares of Brazil. We also find a group of artists who are telling anew a long told Brazilian popular story.
Iran: Tehran's metro in photos
Thanks to Akhbari, an Iranian blogger, we can discover Tehran's metro in photos.
Laos: Bike trip
GV author Caroline blogs about her bike trip in Laos
XDR-TB: Photographer Brings Emerging Disease Into Focus
In 2007 renowned war photographer and photojournalist James Nachtwey received a TED Prize, granting him $100,000 and one wish to change the world. Nachtwey's wish was to share a vital story in an innovative way using news photography. Last week his wish came true with the unveiling of his photos,...
Kuwait: Blast from the Past
Kuwaiti Fernas links to an archive of photographs of a British family who lived in Kuwait in the 60s and 70s.
Nepal: Plane crash in Lukla
Bimal Gautam, a photojournalist from Nepal posts some photos of the crash of an Yeti Airlines plane in his photoblog. 18 persons died in the air crash in Lukla today including 14 Germans, 2 Australians and 2 Nepalis.
Kenya: Website to Showcase the Real Nairobi
Frank writes about 24 Nairobi project in Kenya: “Check out this cool website called 24 Nairobi which contains nice pics.Its aim is to showcase the real Nairobi apart from the Western sterotype of African cities.”
Japan: Street View and Public Space
The debate about Google's new Street View service in Japan, which sparked criticisms following its launch over a perceived lack of cultural sensitivity, has come back into the spotlight with the recent visit to Tokyo by Google vice president Kent Walker, and with reports emerging that the service does not appear to properly distinguish between public and private spaces.
Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, Iranian top actress in NewYork
Several Iranian bloggers such as Karaa reported [fa] about Iranian actress,Golshifte Farahani's interview for her new film, Ridley Scott's “Body of Lies” in New York. Watch her photos here. Many were surprised that she had no veil.
Japan: Photos that evoke the senses
Have a look at Sinsoku VIP [神速VIP] for an amazing list of photos that evoke the senses [ja].
Japan: 1st Keitai Photo Awards
id:heimin posts pictures he's taken with his keitai [mobile phone] camera over the last year [ja], including: shots before and after he shaved his head, close-ups of cutting nostril hair, snapshots of meals he's eaten, cats and dogs, the Hanshin Tigers, manga and ice cream. The popularity of Keitai Shosetsu...
Japan: Jiyugaoka Street Exhibition 2008
Space Journal has pictures of an ongoing street exhibition in Jiyūgaoka (Tokyo) held today and tomorrow (Oct. 4-5), designed by architecture group g86 [ja]. The show, located on Shirakaba street next to Jiyūgaoka station, is a “virtual exhibition” featuring QR codes as a “window” to various works by artists and...
Japan: Cirque du Soleil ZED
Blogger sky2525 posts photos of her night out [ja] at Cirque du Soleil ZED in Tokyo on Oct. 1st, as well as some pictures of cats doing a few circus tricks of their own.
Vietnam: Typhoon during harvest time
Typhoon Hagupit killed more than 40 persons in Vietnam. Economic losses are huge especially in agriculture since it is rice harvest time.