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· November, 2009

Stories about Photography from November, 2009

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

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...

Mexico: Viewing Mexican Streets with Google

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...

Morocco: A Tasty Little Tale

My Marrakesh shares this “tasty little tale” from Marrakech, in Morocco.

Georgia: Why?

Serqqizi's Photo-Weblog posts photographs of the anti-government Why? youth movement in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Japan: Secondhand books to loose yourself in

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...

Japanese concepts through images and videos

Lee at Tokyo Times defines the Japanese notions of wabi-sabi through photographs while the Through Eyes From Afar blog posts some videos to explain the concept of tsundere and yandere.

Japan: Images of Minanamata Disease

@Minori_okd points us to the photographic work MINAMATA by W. Eugene Smith and Ailejjen M. Smith that covers the Minamata Disease.

Japan: Obama's eagerly awaited visit

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...

Liberia: Photography workshop in Monrovia

Ruthie writes about photography workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, which trained Liberian journalists on editing, picture taking skills, and street photography.

China: Interview with Lu Guang, the photographer of “Pollution in China”

China Hush has translated local online media Netease's interview with Lu Guang, who won this year W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a set of photos featuring “Pollution...

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

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,...

Bahrain: An American Soldier

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...

Maldives: Vanishing Lifestyles

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

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

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?

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...

Japan: Anti fur demo

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...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos Web Exhibit

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe links to Michael Forster Rothbart's interactive web exhibit of Chernobyl photos.

Jamaica: Island Beauty

Stunner's Afflictions makes a road trip to the center of Jamaica and posts beautiful photos to prove it!

Bangladesh: Chinese Pressure Censors Tibet Exhibition In Dhaka

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...

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