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· December, 2011

Stories about Photography from December, 2011

China: Dream and Reality

  29 December 2011

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...

Puerto Rico: Mayor Makes Wild Holiday Decision

  10 December 2011

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

  9 December 2011

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.

Nigeria: Portraits of Kalakuta Queens

  6 December 2011

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

  2 December 2011

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

  1 December 2011

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...

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