Stories about Photography from December, 2011
India: Some More Travel Tales in Images
Freelance travel writer and photographer Arun sums up his India travels in 2011, through a series of images.
Pakistan: Images from the Manghopir Shrine
Blogger Karachi Walla shares some images from a visit to the Manghopir Shrine – one of the oldest Sufi shrines located in the suburbs of Gadap town, to the North-West of Karachi.
China: Dream and Reality
Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a local feature story on Chinese photographer Fan Shunzan's photo series, How Much Time Does the Reality Allow For A Dream. In the photo series, the reality of common people is placed against the backdrop of their dreams, which results in a striking...
India: A Blogger's Travel Tales – via Images
Charukesi looks back on 2011 and shares stories of her travels – through some vibrant photographs.
China: Rural Migrant Workers’ Protests
Archer Wang from Ministry of Tofu translated an online special feature report on Chinese migrant workers’ protests for collecting their due salary from employers.
India: A Photo Journey to Hatu Temple in Himachal Pradesh
Photo Journey captures the Hatu Temple, situated in Himachal Pradesh, India, in all its glory.
India: Old Indian Photos
Old Indian Photos – an amazing archive of photos from India, right from the 1800's. Go, take a peek.
Cuba: talking to Orlando Luis Pardo
Along the Malecón posts a three-part video interview with Cuban writer, photographer, and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo of the blog Boring Home Utopics.
Brazil: Protest and Sit-in Against Belo Monte in Sao Paulo
Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto posts [pt] a picture and video of a protest in São Paulo, Brazil, against the construction of the Belo Monte Dam [pt], on December 17, 2011.
Bangladesh: A Crowd-Sourced Travel Photography Project
Anil introduces us to Positive Light, Bangladesh's first crowd-sourced photography project.
Puerto Rico: Mayor Makes Wild Holiday Decision
The official holiday card of San Juan's Mayor, Jorge Santini, and his family has been widely commented on social media networks. In the portrait, Santini and his family pose behind a violent wildlife scene, where a feline is mauling an antelope. Parodies of the image have sprung up [es] all over...
Colombia: Interactive Musical Map
David Pescovitz of Boing Boing points us to Soundway's Musical Map of Colombia, an interactive map with videos, sound samples, pictures and details of their latest release of obscure Colombian music.
India: Photo Essay On Kumara Shasthi
Anu Shankarn at A Wondering Mind posts a photo essay on Kumara Shasthi, highlighting the legends of lord Karthikeya.
Pakistan: Veena Malik's Latest Controversy Causes Social Media Uproar
The queen of controversy, Pakistani actress Veena Malik, stirred up a new commotion when male lifestyle magazine FHM India published her nude picture on the cover page. The image has caused a social media uproar amongst conservatives in Pakistan.
Nigeria: Portraits of Kalakuta Queens
Vanessa shares James Petrozzello‘s portraits paying tribute to Fela Kuti's queens: “The first time I saw his ‘queens’ I was struck by their radical style. I wanted to make these photos to pay homage to their beauty and to bring attention to the women who contributed so much to Fela’s...
Sao Tome and Principe: Photographic View of the Country
The blog Viagem a São Tomé e Príncipe (Trip do Sao Tome and Principe) has made available a rich archive of photography that illustrates a range of aspects from the country, as for instance unique fruits and flowers, colorful markets and churches, street art and other artistic and cultural demonstrations.
Venezuela: Photography Contest Shows Positive Side of Caracas
Centro Cultural Chacao and the blog Caracas Ciudad de la Furia [es] invited residents of Caracas to submit photos showing the positive side of the Venezuelan capital. You can see the participating photos in the contest's official Flickr gallery and read updates through their Twitter account (@ciudad_positiva) [es]. Winners will...