· November, 2009

Stories about Photography from November, 2009

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

  30 November 2009

Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians live and make a living out of collecting, sorting and disposing of Cairo's waste.

Mexico: Viewing Mexican Streets with Google

  27 November 2009

On November 9th, Mexicans welcomed Google Street View and its digital maps with street level photographs for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and other 5 cities, making Mexico the first Latin American country to join Google's service.

Japan: Secondhand books to loose yourself in

  24 November 2009

Photographer Damoncoulter presents some pictures of the Secondhand Book Fair in Shimbashi (Tokyo). In the heart of the Tokyo business district, the fair (held in middle November) was mostly attended by “salarymen” looking for rare pieces of literature to read on the way home.

Japan: Obama's eagerly awaited visit

  16 November 2009

Ingmar, at Demotix, uploaded some pictures he took on Friday, when President Obama arrived to Tokyo to meet the Emperor and PM Hatoyama. The photos show the arrival of Obama at Suntory Hall.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

  10 November 2009

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts photos from a project called Closer, in which “passersby were asked to stand for a photo with a stranger, however close they were comfortable with, and to make eye contact.”

Bahrain: An American Soldier

  7 November 2009

A picture speaks a thousand words. Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, is full of praise for the series of An American Solider, which follows in the footsteps of a soldier for 27 months from induction to training to combat and back home.

Maldives: Vanishing Lifestyles

  6 November 2009

Photo Blogger Ahmed Zahid posts some pictures depicting the easy going lifestyles of the islands of Maldives which are under threat from the sea level rise.

India: Old Time Photos

  6 November 2009

Piyal Kundu from Naihati, West Bengal, India posts some vintage Indian photos in his blog “Old Indian Photos” and some of them date back to the 1850s.

India: Deliveries Up To The Mountain

  6 November 2009

Mridula at Travel Tales From India posts a photo showing how international refreshment brands are delivered to a tea shop at Ilaka glacier in Triund near Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh.

India: Plagiarism?

  3 November 2009

Photoblogger Anil is surprised to find that a photograph taken by him of the main building of Bishop Cotton School in Shimla was used for a commemorative postage stamp published by the Indian postal Service.

Japan: Anti fur demo

  3 November 2009

Damoncoulter, at Demotix, uploaded photos of the anti fur demo that took place in Tokyo on October, 25. According to Damoncoulter “The campaign hoped to raise awareness of the cruelty in the production of fur clothing which has become fashionable again for Japanese youth.”

Bangladesh: Chinese Pressure Censors Tibet Exhibition In Dhaka

  1 November 2009

Students for a Free Tibet, Bangladesh (SFTBD), in partnership with Drik Bangladesh, a photo agency, has organized a photography exhibition on Tibet in Dhaka. A request from the Chinese embassy to stop the exhibition and a lot of threats from different quarters later, police prevented the launching ceremony today.