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· April, 2009

Stories about Photography from April, 2009

China: Ongoing urbanization

With the Olympics long gone, the gentrification of Beijing neighborhoods continues. “Still, the signs go up, the schools and shops close down, and jobs, education and the prospect of permanent...

Hong Kong: SexyPhotoGate uploader sentenced

Just over a year since photos of Edison Chen in bed with his Hong Kong celebrity friends appeared online, computer technician Sze Ho-chun has been found guilty of uploading the...

Egypt's First Independent Union Formed

Egypt's real estate tax collectors have formed their first independent trade union since 1957. In addition to local recognition, the union has won international legitimacy after being accepted in the...

Venezuela: How Children Show Their Community Through Photography II

Children can often be the most vulnerable members of refugee communities. The group Ancla2 is working to provide more opportunities to these children through a photography and creative writing workshop...

Ukraine: More on Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

More pictures from Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv

Ukraine: Chernobyl – Michael Forster Rothbart's Photos; Mohamed Makhzangi's Book

The Uncataloged Museum reports on the opening of Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv. Bint Battuta in Bahrain reviews Mohamed Makhzangi's Memories of a Meltdown; the book's author,...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

The 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe is in two days, and Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog posts a press release for Michael Forster Rothbart‘s photo exhibit that opens in...

Lebanon: Pervert Online

Lebanese blogger +961 takes issue with a photographer's work on photography site flickr and shares his views in this post.

Morocco: Faces from Yemen

Morocco-based blogger Maryam, of My Marrakesh, visits Yemen and posts pictures of people she met there in this post.

China: Imagined hotel room stories

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a Neteast story on a set of artwork titled as “Those things that happen in hotel rooms”.

Haiti: Senate Elections

Alice Smeets posts a series of photographs of Haiti's senatorial elections this past weekend, while My Life, an Open Book… says: “It turned out to be a terrible election…not because...

Jordan: Rainy Amman in Photos

Thought Clouds, The Digital Bender shares those photographs from Amman, Jordan, in the rain.

Kuwait: Election rhetoric, arrests and the whole shebang

Greetings fellow global bloggers and readers! My name is Amer Al-Hilal and I am the new 'Global Voices' co-author covering Kuwait; a vibrant, highly passionate and astute blogging community, one...

Japan: The SHADO Collective

Photoreporter Noriyuki Aida (会田法行) presents the SHA-DO Collective (写道・写真家集団). The group comprising Aida-san and other four photographers based in Tokyo — the Japanese Yasuhiro Ogawa, the Greek Androniki Christodoulou, the...

India: Sights of Indian Elections

Chapati Mystery digs into Flickr to find some photos of election campaigns in India and posts some interesting ones.

Global: Hijablogging Fashionistas

In March, we caught up with a new crew of “hijabloggers” - women who wear the hijab and blog about it. Such bloggers span the globe, blogging about a wide...

Israel: Sandstorm Photos

Check out The Sandman's photos of Israel's recent sandstorm for a palpable sense of what it feels like to be in the midst of one.

Bangladesh: Photo Essay On Child Labour

Photojournalist Zoriahfeatures Bangladeshi photographer G.M.B. Akash and his photo essay on child labor in Bangladesh.

China: Wuhan government building on fire

Here is a twitpic on the fire happened in Wuhan government building today (April 16). A number of tweets said that the news had to be down played, so far...

Japan: Dog poo signs

Englishman blogs interesting pictures of dog poo signs in Japan.

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