Stories about Photography from March, 2011
China: Red flag on Wall Street
Co-founder of Chinese fund management firm CDH Investments Wang Gongquan stopped by the New York Stock Exchange building today to snap a picture of the flag of the People's Republic of China, flying over Wall Street to mark popular Chinese online security company Qihoo 360 Technology‘s IPO. Wang was mocked...
Tanzania: Photos From Tanzania Visit
Kay Walten's photostream on Flickr of her visit to several parts of Tanzania including the Ngorongoro Crater and Gombe National Park.
Georgia: Men in Black
Scary Azeri comments on photographs taken by Global Voices’ Caucasus editor at last week's Novruz celebrations held by the local ethnic Azeri community in Marneuli, Georgia. The blog is particularly alarmed by the large number of men dressed in black, a common style in the three South Caucasus countries, at...
Bhutan: A Blog On Arts And Poetry
Aurora at Writers Association of Bhutan introduces Bhutan Artography, a site dedicated to providing a platform to aspiring Bhutanese artists and photographers. Aurora is a female ethnic Bhutanese writer and a photographer who blogs at WordsWorthMillions.
Japan: The Importance of Getting Back to Normal
As more time passes since the devastating Earthquake that shook Japan on March 11th, people in Japan are feeling the need to return to normal and put the disaster behind them. Although for many Japanese who lost their homes or loved ones this will be quite difficult, those who weren't as unlucky feel the need to do their part and help the economy get back on its feet.
Paraguay: Photo Blog Reveals Dangers of Childbirth
Most Paraguayans are not aware of the high rates of death from childbirth and abortion in the country. These issues are rarely reported on mainstream media. This is why running into Rodrigo Alfaro’s photo blog post on death from childbirth in Paraguay is horrifying and shocking --even for a Paraguayan.
India: Colors of Holi
In these troubled times, the world perhaps needs a bit of cheer, and what better than the bright, sparkling colors of Holi, the festival of Spring, to renew our optimism, hopes and joy.
Morocco: Peaceful Marches Across the Kingdom
Inspired by the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings, Moroccans have been taking to the streets since last February 2011, demonstrating week in, week out, calling for a reform of the constitution and for the establishment of a democratic parliamentary system. Peaceful marches were held on Sunday, March 20th, across the kingdom. Minutes of the marches were followed on the Internet via Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.
Nepal: Photo blog of Americans in Kathmandu
Ralph and Irene, photo blog of two Americans living in Kathmandu, profiles Nepal's holiest shrine-Pashupatinath Temple. The pictures present a different side of Kathmandu, far from the usual tourist attractions and the ubiquitous mountains.
South Korea: Blurred Photos of Diplomatic Officials who Fell for Chinese Spy Woman
A spy scandal in Shanghai has rocked South Korean Twitosphere. Two Korean diplomatic officials have been involved in a three way sexual relationship with a Chinese woman spy. Net users criticized how most conservative newspapers used the image. They have blurred out the officials’ faces, while leaving the woman's face...
Japan: Plum blossoms
Photographer and blogger Buddihka Weerasinghe just published a set of pictures titled Ume (plum) blossoms. The photographs were taken in Katsuyama and capture the beginning of spring in Japan.
Suriname: Mickey Mouse art
Artist Wouter Klein Velderman, on a residency in the town of Moengo in Suriname, shares images of his current work in progress: a monumental Mickey Mouse sculpture made of wood, “a symbol for a certain kind of transition.”
Trinidad and Tobago: Carnival traditions
With Trinidad's annual Carnival celebrations approaching, photographer Wendell Reyes posts images of some traditional masqueraders on the street.
Russia: Photographer Complains About Illegal Activities in Moscow Metro
Photographer Alexei Vitvitskiy posted pictures of allegedly illegal activities in one of the central stations of Moscow metro “Komsomolskaya.” “Here they opened a market of illegal immigrants,” Vitvitskiy wrote. ” They sell drugs, fake documents (Russian passports are especially popular), diplomas, certificates, driver's licenses and offer courier services.”
Lebanon: Web Documentary About Young Lebanese Artists
The Libalel Project [fr] highlights the diversity of contemporary Lebanese art through web documentary. Their blog publishes analyses, biographies, interviews, videos and photos: “The Lebanese scene is a true laboratory of artistic experimentation attuned with a distinctive political context rich with deep questioning. The Libalel project endeavours to decipher this...