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· February, 2009

Stories about Photography from February, 2009

Kazakhstan: Lomography

  27 February 2009

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.

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Brunei: The nation turns 25

  24 February 2009

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 of the historic occasion and many bloggers are sharing their aspirations for the nation.

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Costa Rica: Creativity Through Collectivity

  23 February 2009

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 using social media to showcase their work and connect with like-minded enthusiasts. These are some examples of collectives in the fields of film, music and the visual arts.

Japan: Pictures of Japanese festivals and ceremonies

  22 February 2009

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 is only partially available in English)

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

  20 February 2009

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 erected on the plaza in Hunan, Mao's hometown. However, the story with the pictures immediately secured the headline position in...

Brunei: Global Expeditions

  19 February 2009

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 being carried out.

Arab World: Gasping for Air!

  16 February 2009

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 videos, photographs and blog entries on the crazy weather, which was unusual for this time of the year.

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East Timor: Suai Media Space Challenges the Digital Divide

  15 February 2009

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 of Suai Media Space, whose main objective is to make the voices of Suai youth heard all over the world - and discusses the fight to minimize the digital divide even without broadband connection in Suai.

Bangladesh: Panam Nagar in Sonargaon

  11 February 2009

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 situated near the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Desherchobi posts photographs and details of the photowalk.

Japan: Homeless

  11 February 2009

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

Ukraine: Photographing Chernobyl's 4th Block Control Room

  11 February 2009

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 dark. One security light high above casts one small pool of light. My first thought is that it doesn't look...

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