Stories about Photography from November, 2013
South Africa Doesn't Want You to See the President's Lavish House
The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.
PHOTOS: Dhaka's Beautiful Blue Sky Briefly Takes Over Web
The autumn sky above Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was so beautiful on 17 November that social media was flooded with images and talk about the scene.
VIDEO: “They work to die”, Mystery Disease Killing Central American Sugarcane Workers
Workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by a mysterious disease: From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down with kidney failure at rates unseen virtually anywhere else in the world. Families and villages are being devastated by the...
Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher
The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of our nationhood. Yeshey Dorji, a photographer in Bhutan, visited Berti, Zhemgang, in search of the white-bellied herons that are under...
Winds of Waste: Plastic Bags Land in Venezuela's Paraguaná Peninsula
Silvia Castro's photo gallery, published by website Prodavinci, shows residents of the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela with bags on their heads to call attention to the damage that trash and plastic bags are causing the peninsula. Prodavinci explains [es]: Due to its geographic location, the Paraguaná Peninsula ends up being...
PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America
Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.
Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building
Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.
War Through the Viewfinder of an Army Photographer
What does a soldier see and experience in war and in routine military operations? British Army Corporal Simon Longworth responds to that question every day in his job as an official army photographer. In an interview with Muftah's Francesca Recchia, he talks about his career and explains what makes his...
Portraits of ‘Children Who Have Children’ in Guatemala
Swedish photographer and journalist Linda Forsell has just started a Tumblr blog where she will be sharing her project “about young girls that have been sexually abused and have babies as a result of it.” Forsell explains: Through a strong photographic depiction following the lives of a few of the...
PHOTOS: Snapshots of Life in a Manila Urban Poor Community
Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.
Funny Money for Russia's Winter Olympics
The most recent Sochi Olympics scandal involves a new 100-ruble Olympic-themed banknote that the Russian Central Bank released last week.
Life in Kyrgyz Prisons Through Camera Eyes
Photographer Eric Gourlan spent over a month in prisons in Kyrgyzstan, documenting the life of both inmates and guards. Photographs he took there provide a rare “view from the inside” the country's prison system. Kloop.kg publishes some of the remarkable photos that are now displayed at a museum in Bishkek. The documentary...