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· May, 2009

Stories about Photography from May, 2009

Iran:'Photoland’ and election

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, informs[fa] us that Mehdi Karroubi‘s supportes have launched a site named ‘Photoland’ where people can publish the photos. The site has proposed Iranians to send...

Trinidad & Tobago: Is It Art?

From Trinidad and Tobago, the bookmann reviews the exhibition of the 2009 graduating class of Visual Arts Unit of The University of the West Indies.

Egypt: A visit to the glass factory

VagabondBlogger, an expat currently living in Egypt, wrote an inspiring post with illustrating photographs about her trip to a glass factory in Egypt.

Japan: Video by Eric Testroete

Eric Testroete has posted ‘This is Japan!’, a fantastic video using hundred of images from a three week stay in Japan. [via watashi to tokyo]

Myanmar: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Mandalay City

Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar, celebrated its 150th anniversary with a three-day festival event from May 14 to May 16. GV Author TAN translates a few posts written...

Bloggers raise funds for Brunei Special Olympics Team

In providing support to the Brunei Special Olympics team, local bloggers are creating awareness on the team’s forthcoming participation in the World Special Olympics in Athens in 2011. Major fundraising...

Yemen: Touring Seiyoun

Yemeni Omar Barsawad takes us on this photo tour of Seiyoun, the largest urban centre and capital of Wadi Hadhramout. “It's famous for its splendid, intricately built mud bricked houses;...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Children’s Park

Axel writes about and posts pictures of the newly built Children’s Park close to the city centre of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Global Health: “Swine Flu” In Images

Though concerns over the "swine flu" outbreak have eased, the virus continues to spread throughout the world. The World Health Organization announced today that there are now 4,379 confirmed cases...

DRC: Former child soldiers wait for government to pay

Congoblog [Fr] tells the story of two former child soldiers who are still waiting for the reintegration money promised by the government.  They survive by collecting garbage and grating cow...

Kyrgyzstan: Lost In the “White Valley”

Elena has visited the small village near the tailing pit in Kyrgyzstan and presents pictures of the people who live in such dangerous radioactive place.

Ukraine: Interview With Michael Forster Rothbart

Natalia Antonova of GlobalComment interviews photographer Michael Forster Rothbart about his “Inside Chernobyl: Life Goes On” exhibition that opened in Kyiv in April.

Morocco: Taking Care of Animals

The American Fondouk is an animal hospital in Fez, Morocco that was founded in the 1920s and is funded through the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

China: Shanzhai Adidas trash dumpster

Adam J. Schokora at 56 minus 1 shares a recent photo of a shanzhai Adidas trash dumpster.

Japan: Tsukiji Fish Market

Check out Davewalsh's precious photos of the tuna auctions and of the whale meat shop, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market (or Tsukiji Fish Market).

Armenia: May Day opposition rally

The Caucasian Knot, the blog of Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor, posts an account as well as videos and photographs shot on mobile and originally uploaded or streamed live to...

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