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· August, 2010

Stories about Photography from August, 2010

Russia: Adventures of Israeli Blogger in Russian Hospital

Sometimes it takes a foreigner blogging about her experiences in a hospital to pinpoint the "shocking truth" about your country.

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the recent controversy regarding an exhibition in the Taipei's National Palace Museum on “Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World”. The exhibition was hailed as...

East Timor: (Un)Dignified Sculptures of Women in Shangai World Expo 2010

In response to recent statements by a Timorese deputy, who reportedly implied that the statues of naked women at the Timor Leste Pavillion in Shanghai World Expo 2010 are not...

Russia: Blog Posts on Hospital in Russian Town Lead to Debates on Russian Healthcare

A blogger from Israel with Russian roots was unfortunate enough to get sick while visiting her relatives in Russia. Her recollections and pictures of a hospital in the city of...

Japan: Copyrights-free photos

In the looop recommends [ja/en] 19 websites that provide copyrights-free photos.

Global: Spreading Peace Through Images

Recently, a group of young entrepreneurs and photographers came upon the idea of spreading humanity, good will and positivity through images. On Aug. 16, their project - International Guild of...

Myanmar: Photo essay on Yangon

Jodi Ettenberg publishes a photo essay that provides a glimpse of life in Yangon, Myanmar

Japan: Photos by Astronaut Soichi Noguchi

The Slick blog is thrilled [ja] that a selection of photos by astronaut Soichi Noguchi will be published as an iPhone/iPad application. As @Astro_Soichi, Noguchi posted more than 600 photos...

Tanzania: Tanzania Odyssey Photo Competition

Tanzania Odyssey Blog announces photo Tanzania Odyssey Photo Competition: “We are delighted to launch our new photo competition. This is in response to the vast number of amazing photos that...

Venezuela: Violent Images Censored for a Month

The Devil's Excrement shares images of Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional with the word “Censurado” (Censored) over the space where images would normally appear. In a previous post, the blogger explains,...

Morocco: The Ramadan Diaries

As the month of Ramadan begins, Moroccans share thoughts, reflections...even recipes. Jillian York has the story.

China: National Photography Exhibition Golden Award Winner Was A Fraud

ESWN translated a news story that exposed the National Photography Exhibition Golden Award winning photo being generated by computer.

Russia: Fight With Fire in Ryazan Region

Blogger chistoprudov features more photos on his blog related to the latest efforts to put out wild fires in Ryazan region, Russia.

Russia: Photos of Altai Krai Taken From Helicopter

Simon Pavlyuk, a traveller and blogger, posts [RUS] stunning pictures of Altai Krai [EN] taken during a helicopter trip.

Afghan photo bloggers, beyond war and Wikileaks

By publishing photos of different aspects of their country, Afghan photo bloggers display an Afghanistan beyond war and Wikileaks, of beauty as well as poverty.

Global: Ramadan Memes

Every year, web-savvy Muslims around the world share images with each other to celebrate Ramadan. While most images of the sort are solemn, there is often plenty of humor to...

Liberia: This is the reason I love Monrovia

A beautiful picture of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia from Glenna Gordon:”There’s something about cloudy day cityscapes that makes me really love Monrovia.”

Mexico: Citizen video and Drug Trafficking

Mexican bloggers debate whether citizen videos and pictures showing graphic violent crimes are an answer to what some say is the mass media's resistance to cover drug trafficking related violence...

Kyrgyzstan: A political picnic, another failed coup in Bishkek

Murzaki makes a photo-post about a rally in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, where hundreds of people went on to the street with the demand to to make Mr. Barktabasov,...

Guatemala: The Ruins of La Recolección

Rudy Girón has published images of the ruins of La Recolección, which stand untouched in Antigua, Guatemala as a testament of the 1773 earthquake the struck the country and remain...

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