Stories about Photography from April, 2010
Japan: Plastic duck race
Photoreporter Damoncoulter uploaded original pictures of the duck race held at the second Ashigara River festival in Matsuda city (south of Tokyo). Some hundred yellow, plastic ducks are emptied into the river and “the monies raised are plowed back into environmental organizations that clean up the river and Ashigara area.”
Bahrain: Mideast Youth Gallery Launched
Mideast Youth has launched a gallery which explores “images of the Middle East..from around the web.” Click here for a preview.
Ukraine: Chernobyl's 24th Anniversary
April 26 marked the 24th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Ukrainiana writes about a 1990 movie, “an irony-packed perestroika-era drama offers an X-ray of Soviet crisis mismanagement.” Chernobyl and Eastern Europe reviews three documentaries on the catastrophe. Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photography project is featured in zReportage online magazine...
Japan: The art of making Sake
A few pictures by Buddhika illustrate the art of making sake, the alcholic beverage made from rice. The photographer portrays some workers at a sake distillery in Fukui Prefecture.
India: Bizu 2010 celebrated by Chakmas in Delhi
Paritosh Chakma at Musings of a Chakma reports with photos that on the 13th April 2010, three social organizations organized “Bizu 2010” (Chakma new year) celebrations in New Delhi, India.
Bangladesh: Images Of Pahela Boishakh
Ershad Ahmed at Dhaka Photo blog shares some colorful pictures of Pahela Boishakh – Bengali new year (1417) festivities. Expat blogger Paagli Didi, the Fulbright Scholar has more pictures.
Trinidad & Tobago: Photo Op
“Photos don’t take themselves”: Caribbean Free Radio blogs about proper accreditation of creative material.
India: Wheat Harvest In North India
“Have you seen wheat being harvested in North India?” asks Deepa Krishnan at Desicritics. She then takes us to a long walk into a golden-yellow wheat field in Rajasthan with her photo-essay.
Japan: Sakura in bloom
The beauty of the cherry blossoms (sakura) in bloom is immortalized by Asiaimages’ pictures.
Morocco: Photos of Meknés
Marie of Près du Puits takes us on a photo journey of Meknés in this post.
Bangladesh: The Cost Of The Truth
“It costs the efforts of many to deliver a piece of truth to the masses,” comments Mehedi Rahman on the recent verdict of the Bangladesh supreme court to reopen the censored photo exhibition titled “crossfire“, which depicts the extra-judicial killings in the country.