Stories about Photography from March, 2010
Morocco: A Photo Competition
The View From Fez announces a readers’ photography competition, in anticipation of the blog's fifth anniversary next October. Photographs should be taken in Morocco and can be submitted by email.
Japan: Foreign trainees’ sad stories
A photo-reportage by Buddhika on five Chinese female trainees who reportedly escaped from the fabric factory of Tode Bussan (in Toyama prefecture) where they were underpaid and exploited.
Japan: Brussels sprout in Kyoto
Photographer and blogger Sigrid, author of one of the most popular Italian gourmet blogs, is in Kyoto. Wonderful pictures of the city and of the delicatessen she has, together with mouth-watering Japanese recipes for the Cavoletto di Bruxelles‘ fans.
Lebanon: Billboards for Mothers’ Day
Beirut Drive-by Shooting posts photos of the Billboards planted along the Lebanese roads. One billboard about Mothers’ Day states: “because she gave you the gift of life” and the blogger comments: “…and you gave her backache, stretchmarks, swollen feet, indigestion, morning sickness, exhaustion, constipation, weight gain, bloating, dry skin, hair...
Lebanon: Special Photographs
Shezshe goes around Beirut and other places in Lebanon spotting and photographing special people with special things and/or unique outfits.
Emily Haas’ Armenian Experience, a blog by a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the former Soviet republic, post photographs and an insight into the lives of women in Armenia. The blog says that the project is to “show how hard the women in Armenia work and the important and overlooked...
Russia: Blog Report from Penal Colony
Photojournalist Maks Avdeev (LJ user Avdeev) published photos from a penal colony in Arkhangelsk region. More pictures can be found on his Flickr account.
Afghanistan: Photo-project for youth
Afghan PenLog reports on the international photography trainings project for the young men and women of Aghanistan, which has taken place in Philadelphia and ended up with an exhibition.
Greece: General strike rallies met with violence
General strike rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki against a second wave of austerity measures dictated by eurozone finance ministers were met with preemptive and simultaneous police attacks, according to citizen media reports.
Russia: Photos of Khrapovitskiy Estate
Blogger vadych posted photos of ruins of the magnificent Khrapovitskiy estate, the only Russian estate built to compete with classic French mansions. Under Bolsheviks, the estate experienced nationalization, transformation to public college, then dormitory, fire and now it is close to complete destruction.
Russia: “Muromtsev Dacha” Demolished
A historic wooden house in Moscow suburbs known as “Muromtsev Dacha” has been torn down by the authorities amid numerous protests from the residents. The photos of the demolition have been posted by different bloggers and gathered at LJ community photo-polygon.
Russia: Photos of Rally For Police Reform
Rally for police reforms that took place in the center of Moscow on March 6, 2010 gathered approximately 150-500 activists (according to various sources). LJ users zyalt, seg_o and martin_sqare posted photos of the event here, here and here.
Bangladesh: Photo Competition For The Bihari Refugees
Six Oranges reports that a photo competition titled Ummid (hope) has been arranged to mark the second anniversary of the granting of citizenship to stranded Biharis (Pakistanis) by the supreme court of Bangladesh. The competition will bring attention on the problems of the refugees that still remain.
Ukraine: Photos from Vinnytsya Region
LJ user boga4 posts 29 photos from Vinnytsya region (UKR), including this image from Shargorod, of the Monument to a New Monument, a 2009 work by Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova.
Bangladesh: Salty Tears
Photo blogger and journalist Monirul Alam highlights the threat of salinity and lack of drinking water in the Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh with his photo-essay.
Morocco: In Meknès, a Devastating Accident
On February 19, devastating news from Morocco: the minaret of the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque (also known as the Lalla Khenata bint Bekkar Mosque) in the UNESCO heritage city of Meknès, Morocco, had collapsed during Friday prayers. Bloggers are sharing local stories and condolences with the people of Meknès.