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· August, 2009

Stories about Photography from August, 2009

Israel: Church Photos of Jerusalem

Poet and professor Karen Alkalay-Gut of Tel Aviv Diary features a photographic look at the churches of Jerusalem.

Bangladesh: The Traditional Iftar Market At Chawkbazar

Desher Chobi posts some ravishing pictures of the traditional Iftar market at Chawkbazar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Microsoft Bing has highlighted a photo of this market on their...

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Spain, USA : Artists (Dis)cover the Veil

Two recent events highlighting how artists look at the hijab issue inspired bloggers. Swiss motsd'images enthuses (Fr) about a beautiful outdoor photo exhibition of African women in Seville, Spain; and...

Brazil: Photos of an outrageous squatter settlement eviction

Freelance photographer Anderson Barbosa took chilling photos of the eviction of 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo after a court order. The property had been...

Suriname: Photo-Op

Paramaribo SPAN features the photography of Reshma Kirpalani who, upon her return to Suriname, intends “to explore this country just as it exists, at this point in time: on the...

Greece: Wildfires encroaching on Athens

Forest fires are blazing still closer to Athens, the capital of Greece, threatening to consume even more land and property. Meanwhile, citizens are tracking developments via the web and Twitter.

East Timor: Celebrating Global Solidarity for Freedom

Ten years after the referendum, global voices are again spreading the word for East Timor, but this time celebrating the strong international solidarity that back then culminated in the country's...

Nepal: Sadhus – The Mystic Men

Dhiraj Shrestha posts pictures and writes about the Sadhus (Babas) or the mystic men of Nepal.

Lithuania, Ukraine: Shoot Nations Photo Contest

Eternal Remont highlights two winning entries of the Shoot Nations 2009 photo contest: Monika Urbutyte, 17, Lithuania, and Olena Fedorenko, 22, Ukraine.

Suriname: Questions Seeking Answers

Artist and curator Christopher Cozier, blogging at Paramaibo SPAN, seeks to “generate a fertile exchange…towards transforming predicaments into mutually shared sovereign understandings.”

Bhutan: Cows As Garbage Collectors

Penstar posts pictures of the new volunteers, who are helping to dispose off the garbage from some overflowing dustbins of the Bhutanese capital.

Kazakhstan: Aktau Trip Travelogue

KZBlog presents a travelogue post (with pictures) about his trip to Aktau, a port and resort town on the Caspian Sea, west of Kazakhstan.

Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus Meets Madiba

Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met Nobel Laureate and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela (Madiba) at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam was...

Egypt/Syria: A Blast from the Past

The Arabist posts an old photograph featuring commuters in Old Damascus in the Hejaz Railway.

Lebanon: Armenian quarter

The Los Angeles Times blog posts an entry on Beirut's Armenia quarter of Bourj Hammoud and a photo exhibition currently underway which explores the community. The entry includes a video...

Bahrain: A Scene from Juffair

Urang Awak, from Bahrain, posts a street shot from Juffair.

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