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· September, 2012

Stories about Photography from September, 2012

Jamaica: In Whose Image?

  27 September 2012

Whose conception of Jamaican identity resulted in the decision to market our country in this colour-coded way?  Why are we still rubbing out black people from the big picture?  Or, at best, downplaying blackness?  Which Jamaica are we selling?  And who to? Professor Carolyn Cooper writes about class, colorism, branding...

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Mozambique: Photos of Bike-Taxis in Quelimane

  20 September 2012

A photo album by António Silva on Sapo illustrates the widespread use of bicycles as taxis in the flat city of Quelimane, in Mozambique, a place where there the lack of public transports has opened the path for a healthier environment.

Bulgaria: Sofia, “Past&Present”

  17 September 2012

To celebrate the Day of the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Sept. 17, Alexander Nikolov posted a photo project called Past&Present. Each photo in this project combines an old and a new image of selected locations in the city.

Puerto Rico from Above

  14 September 2012

The Caribbean Society of Astronomy posted [es] some of the astonishing images that astronaut Joseph Acabá-of Puerto Rican descendance- shot of the island on September 1st, 2012, from the International Space Station (ISS), a habitable satellite that orbits the Earth at an altitude between 330 km (205 mi) and 410 km (255 mi).

Hollister Models Clown Koreans Via Twitter, Offending Asians

  12 September 2012

It is not the first time clothing brand Hollister went under fire for its racial gaffes. Recently, its male models tweeted several racial messages making fun of South Koreans, including photos of model posing with “Asian squinty eyes”. Korea Bang quoted a comment that read : People talk about how Hollister’s...

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‘Diversity Within the Unknown’, a Conservation Blog in Bolivia

  12 September 2012

Few media outlets- mainstream, alternative or citizen-lead-, pay careful attention, or devote themselves fully, to the subject of conservation in Bolivia. Diversidad entre Pendientes is a blog that offers direct contact with the Bolivian biodiversity, home to mountains and sub-tropical valleys. The blog's author, Mauricio Pacheco, spoke with Global Voices about his work, and the state of thematic blogs in Bolivia.

France, Yemen: Vanishing Women

  9 September 2012

Eloïse Lagrenée [fr] has posted on her Facebook page a picture by Yemeni photographer Bushra Almutawakel, illustrating how women could vanish into darkness and invisibility, step by step, under fundamentalist pressure and the full niqab. It has been shared over 1,500 times.

Puerto Rico: Photography at the Biennial

  4 September 2012

The 8th edition of the International Photography Biennial of Puerto Rico [es] will be inaugurated this Thursday September 6, 2012, at the Museum of the Americas, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Twenty nine local and international photographers will be exhibiting their pieces. The digital magazine Revista Cruce comments on the...

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