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· February, 2009

Stories about Photography from February, 2009

Kazakhstan: Lomography

Ehot posts a collection of images taken in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with the legendary Lomo camera, which gave name to the whole trend in photo art called lomography.

Jordan: Low Quality Photo Essay

Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, features a web exclusive art photography collection in this post.

Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree

Jerome from Hanoi posts a picture of a fallen peach tree: the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree during the Lunar New Year

Brunei: The nation turns 25

Brunei Darussalam celebrated it's twenty-five years of independence yestderday. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee, a grand parade was held at the National Stadium. Brunei blogs are buzzing with colourful photos...

Costa Rica: Creativity Through Collectivity

Like a delicious recipe, artistic, musical and visual talents are placed together as ingredients in a functional and creative tendency: collectives. Across Costa Rica, many creative groups and collectives are...

Japan: Pictures of Japanese festivals and ceremonies

Yoshio Wada (和田義男)'s website [jp] has fascinating photos of the most interesting Japanese festivals and ceremonies. It also includes some pictures from famous historical places aorund the world. (The website...

Russia: Henri Cartier-Bresson's Photos of Soviet Union

LJ user jolita (RUS) has posted Henri Cartier-Bresson's 1954-55 and 1973-74 photos of the Soviet Union in the ruguru LJ community.

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

On Feb19,a set of pictures that shows a girl riding on the head of Chairman Mao was circulated around the internet. Of course, what she rides is just a statue...

Indonesia: Weird Durian fruit

Good News from Indonesia posts a picture of a weird durian fruit from the wild rain forest of Borneo.

Brunei: Global Expeditions

Like other citizens around the globe, Brunei is never short of people willing to take the challenge to put the country on the world map. Two sets of expeditions are...

Russia: “Poverty” Photos

LJ user kunstkamera (RUS) posts photos of “poverty in Russia” – and portraits of people posing next to their most expensive possessions.

Israel: Exhibit Features Intimate View of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

A new photography exhibit will reveal an intimate look into the lives of Ultra-Orthodox Jews. On display at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Menahem Kahana's photographs will...

Japan: Early-modern Japan in photography

Old Photos of Japan has a collection of fascinating photos taken between the 1860s and 1930s in Japan. The site is available in Japanese, English and Dutch.

Arab World: Gasping for Air!

A massive dust storm engulfed the entire Arabian peninsula, leaving the people of Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, gasping for air. Here are some...

UAE: A Mosque at Sunset

Osama, from the UAE posts a picture of a mosque at sunset.

East Timor: Suai Media Space Challenges the Digital Divide

In this second post of a series to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the arrival of the Internet in East Timor, Sara Moreira interviews Australian documentary-maker Jen Hughes - founder...

Bangladesh: Panam Nagar in Sonargaon

Bangladeshi Photographers (BP) group of Flickr organized a photowalk at the ruins of Panamnagar in Sonargaon, the administrative center of eastern Bengal under the Muslim rulers of Bengal which is...

Japan: Homeless

Lee from Tokyo Times posts photos of homeless people in the Capital. The blogger comments that the situation will get worse.

China: PS Photos on CCTV Fire

Fauna from ChinaSMACK has a selection of PS photos on CCTV Fire happened on Monday night.

Ukraine: Photographing Chernobyl's 4th Block Control Room

Photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is back in Ukraine, writing about a shooting session at the Chernobyl Power Plant's Fourth Block Control Room: “[…] Next comes surprise. We enter. It is...

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