Stories about Photography from December, 2008
Azerbaijan: Day of Solidarity
Sheki, Azerbaijan writes that 31 December is not only New Year's Eve, but also marks the Day of Solidarity in her country. The blogger says that while Azerbaijan posses an abundance of natural resources, a lack of solidarity gives way to negative traits among its people. Concluding that respect is...
Myanmar: Pictures of fishing villages
dawn_109 went to the delta region of Myanmar, and posted pictures of fishing villages which were destroyed by a deadly cyclone last May.
From Britain to Morocco to Gaza
Reda Blog, on what connects Prince Edward's animal cruelty, the Moroccan police's crackdown on protesters, and the Gaza bombings.
2008: A turbulent year for South Asia
Looking back on the events that rocked South Asia in the year 2008 we see that terrorism took the center stage in many places in this region. This was also a year of crucial and decisive elections in many South Asian countries. The Global Voices coverages of the blogospheres of...
Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008
For Southeast Asia, 2008 was a year of terrible disasters, both natural and man-made. Rice consumption was reduced, milk products were contaminated with melamine, jobs were lost, bloggers were arrested, and homes were destroyed. But the situation is not hopeless.
Vietnam: Extreme street cables
oobject posts pictures of extreme street wiring in Vietnam cities.
Bangladesh: A Calm Election
Kristin Boekhoff posts some pictures of the street advertisements of the candidates of the Bangladesh election. She comments that so far the election has been quite calm.
Haiti: Photo of the Year
Haiti Innovation reports that the UNICEF “Photo of the Year” features the plight of Haiti, while the photographer, who has her own blog, says of her win: “It’s not only great because my work as a photographer gets recognition, but also and much more important – eventually many people will...
Trinidad & Tobago: A Day in the Life
TriniGourmet.com posts “A Day in the Life” flickr photoset.
Azerbaijan: Into the Mountains
After living and working in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, for two months, a religious holiday provides Joe's Trippin’ with the opportunity to explore the north of the country. In particular, while surviving various attempts to marry off the Canadian to local girls, the blogger visited the town of Quba and...
Museum of Ethnology of Vietnam
Jerome posts a picture of Hanoi's Museum of Ethnology of Vietnam which features the numerous ethnic minorities in the country.
Maldives: Presence in Flickr
Unique Maldives is a Flickr group dedicated to images of or from Maldives only. So far it has more than 1100 members and more than 17000 photograph entries. Similar groups on Maldives in Flickr are Networld – Connecting Maldives and Simply Maldives.
Cambodia: Banned photos
Cambodia's Department of Cinema prevented organizers of a cultural event to show pictures of people collecting countryside rats, pictures of opposition party leader Sam Rainsy and a slideshow of evicted people marching to Phnom Penh to appeal to the Prime Minister.
Laos: Boun That Luang festival
Nye Noona attended and was impressed by the Boun That Luang festival in Laos.
Modern Lao wedding
New Garden posts pictures and describes how a modern Laotian wedding is celebrated.
Nigeria: James Iroha Uchechukwu wins photography prize
African Loft reports that James Iroha Uchechukwu has won the Prince Claus prize for photography, and posts a slideshow of his work.
Eritrea: Architecture in Asmara
Sociolingo's Africa posts a few pictures of different buildings in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.
DR Congo: Subversive photo montages
Art me Africa features the work of Sammy Baloji, a Congolese artist that “extracts b&w images of migrant mine workers from the early 20th Century and superimposes them over contemporary shots of the now abandoned industrial landscape”.
Côte d'Ivoire: Interview with Best Francophone Blogger Israël Yoroba
Global Voices interviews the Abidjan-based author of this year's 'Best Blog in French' (as chosen by the Best of Blogs jury), Israël Yoroba on how he started a blog, on blogging in Côte d'Ivoire and his wishes for the future.
Armenia: Earthquake Anniversary
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated parts of northern Armenia including the country's second largest city of Gyumri. Unzipped says that for the estimated 7,000 families which still remain homeless the past two decades have been full of nothing more than empty promises. Meanwhile, Anush...
Bangladesh, India: Photos On Positive Lives
Renowned Bangladeshi photo journalist Shahidul Alam reviews the works of Dayanita Singh, an award winning Indian photographer. Her works were displayed at “Positive Lives”, an exhibition on people’s responses to HIV/AIDS.