· May, 2006

Stories about Photography from May, 2006

DRC Diaspora: DPLC Demonstration in Liege Yesterday

  17 May 2006

UDPS Liege posts pictures and an account (Fr) of yesterday's Debout Pour Le Congo demonstration in Liege, Belgium. The demonstration was sparked by a journalist's decision to film undocumented Congolese for remuneration. The people filmed fear consequences on behalf of Belgian authorities but also retribution by the Congolese government if...

Mauritius/New Caledonia: Bloggers Send Card to Newlyweds

  16 May 2006

Many GV readers were touched by this picture of New Caledonia-based blogger Sebastien's wedding to Annoella in Mauritius. This week the couple post additional pictures of their big day as well as a best wishes card signed by bloggers from around the world.

Trinidad: Hanuman murti

  13 May 2006

Hanuman murti, Trinidad. Photo by caribbeanfreephoto Located in Carapichaima, Trinidad, this 85-foot murti representing the Hindu deity Hanuman is reputed to be the largest of its kind outside of India. The murti stands on the grounds of the Dattatreya Yoga Centre and Mandir and attracts devotees offering gifts and performing...

China: Inside an election

  13 May 2006

Does China have democracy or not? Blogging from his home in Eastern China, AllAboutAhom‘s Ahom Kwok—who turned eighteen late last year—shares his photos and experience of having voted in a local election earlier today: “Who are these eleven people? I don't know! I've never met them in my life, and...

Armenia: Yezidi Funeral

Onnik Krikorian attended a Yezidi funeral and has photos from it as well as an interview about Yezidi music's role in the culture and its relation to Muslim Kurdish music.

Reunion: Legend of the Bride's Veil

  11 May 2006

According to a local legend, the falls at Salazie, says (Fr) Audrey at Reunion Passion, are shaped like a bride's veil because a runaway bride once fell along the mountain's side. The blogger posts breathtaking pictures.

Nepal: When the Maoists said Cheese

  11 May 2006

A brilliant set of photographs by rangi changi chha profiling a group of Maoists he met in Nepal. He says “about an hour outside of janakpur in the south east of nepal, i was invited to meet a group of maoists. they were on their way back from kathmandu where...

Polish Blogosphere Update

Who says that in the blogosphere text is king? Photographers are alive and clicking in the Polish Blogosphere. Fotosia shows us everyday Poland through her camera. Staying with the visual arts, Polska*ポーランド*Poland provides a virtual tour of Warsaw parks, from a Japanese perspective (though I don't know what the perspective...

Cuba: The Tropicana

  10 May 2006

Qué Bola posts an atmospheric black-and-white photo taken at The Tropicana, the legendary night spot in Havana, noting that “The Tropicana is probably the one single constant that has existed in Havana from back in the 1940s until the present.”

Image from Mauritius: Happy Bride

  10 May 2006

Annoella and Sebastien on their wedding day. By Sebastien Merion. Annoella and Sebastien met in New Caledonia. Annoella is from Mauritius and Sebastien is from metropolitan France and has been living in and blogging about New Caledonia at 5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie. Says (Fr) the blogger of his 150-guest...

Hong Kong: Islands bear discoveries

  10 May 2006

In which Flagrant Harbour blogger and Hong Kong resident Michael takes an educational tour to outlying Hong Kong island Tung Ping Chau, gets a geography lesson, a geology lesson too, and finds a new swimming hole.

China: Death metal opera

  9 May 2006

Aside from a trip to a sex market in the Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and the displayed breakthrough in research of ancient Chinese erotic art, Frances at Supernaut keeps blogging up to the opening of her collaborative death metal Cantonese opera performance project, Apocalypse Pearl River Delta.

India: Kashmir beyond the front page

  8 May 2006

Akshay has a breathtaking collection of photographs that he took in Kashmir. He writes “This was not the Srinagar we read about in the papers or see on the news channels. This is not the Srinagar of curfews and bandhs, of grenade attacks, of bomb blasts, of shoot outs, of...

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