Stories about Photography from June, 2009
Astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station posted some photographs, including one of Sarychev Volcano while it was erupting (Also part of NASA's Image of the Day Gallery), and a tanka poem: “My home planet enwrapped / The blue light of the atmosphere shines”.
Monirul Alam posts a photo of the first monsoon rain falling on the Buriganga river this year.
Burning of Plague God Boat is a local religious ritual in many parts of Taiwan. Instead of showing you a grand event, photo blogger, YangPhoto, takes us to one of the smallest ritual in Da Jiou, a small fishing village in Pingdong.
Eternal Remont turns attention to Sergey M. Prokudin-Gorsky, who in 1909 was commissioned by the Tsar to document the Russian empire on film. In the process, he developed and refined his special technique of colour photography.
Samat reports (with photographs) on the concert of traditional Japanese folk music that has taken place in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Painter, photographer and blogger Ujwala Prabhu published a photo book titled East or West, Bengal is the best! based on photographs taken over a 3 week period in India and Bangladesh.
Renowned photojournalist and blogger Shahidul Alam, who was arrested by Indian border guards first and later by Bangladesh police, has been released on bail and has written in his blog about the incident.
Protesters all over Iran continue their demonstrations against the June 12 presidential election result that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. Supporters of Ahmadinejad's challenger, Mir Hussein Mousavi, and many Iranians who profess to believe in “change” continue to use the colour green as the symbol of their movement. Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi,...
Posting photos and videos on his Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor reports from a demonstration staged outside the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan protesting Friday's disputed presidential election.
Ai Weiwei, a famous blogger activist in China, took pictures of himself and undercover police who were watching him. (via China geeks)
The Iranian presidential election will be held on June 12. Only four men, out of more than 400 self-registered men and women, were given official approval by the Guardian Council for the candidacy. The sharp eyes of blogger-photographers have captured moments and scenes in the streets of Iran where people promote their favorite candidates.
Shimworld blogs about the 48th anniversary of the Brunei Armed Forces.
Onne Parl shares his travelogue notes and pictures about his trip from Kabul to the Balkh province of Afghanistan.
Polandian re-visits and photographs locations depicted in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s work.
Urang Awak, who is based in Bahrain, visits the Bahrain National Museum and posts those photographs of headstones from the ancient Dilmun Era.
Johnny at Spoon & Tamago excitedly introduces a digital archive of film director Akira Kurosasawa from Ryukoku University: “Consisting of over 20,000 photographs, manuscripts, notes and other artifacts, this is easily the most extensive database of memorabilia related to the director and his work, as well as a fascinating look...
Jialuo Lake is at 2,300 metres altitude in the mountains of Northern Taiwan. Stu Dawson and Neil Wade blogged about hiking to the lake with many photos revealing the beauty of the area.