· June, 2006

Stories about Photography from June, 2006

Russia: Independence Day Surveys

One day after Russia marked its Independence Day, LJ user larinax – Ksenia Larina, Radio Ekho Moskvy host – found herself mystified by the results of a survey conducted on one of the Ekho shows (RUS): […] To the question “Where would you like to live? – In the Soviet...

India: Nagin Lake

  13 June 2006

Akshay has photographs and a writeup on The Nagin Lake in Kashmir. “he Nagin lake is a peaceful cleaner smaller cousin of the Dall Lake in Srinagar is an unforgettable experience – is not only extremely relaxing but offers a close look at the almost amphibian life of the Hanjis,...

United Arab Emirates: Photography in Dubai

Photography in the UAE is always a problem; you have to be respectful to other people given the culture and privacy enjoyed by most people in the UAE. Anyone with enough ignorance can land themselves in trouble quite easily by not asking permission, but even when you HAVE the permission,...

Japan: The shape of state buildings

  12 June 2006

Kotaji blogger kotajihwa blogs on some interesting sights found using Google Earth to look down on Japanese and South Korean government buildings in ‘Archigraphy.’ via Kerim and Pinyin News.

China: Tiger Leaping Gorge

  12 June 2006

One assumes that any scenic photos taken by Supernaut blogger Frances D'Ath are abound with serious epistemological and metatheoretical significance. “This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been,” D'Ath says of a recent trip through China's Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡), “and I've been drawn to Yulong...

Rwanda: Mother and Child

  12 June 2006

Guillaume, an NGO worker in Rwanda, posts (Fr) pictures of Grace, a Rwandan co-worker and newborn Lancelot so that his father who is studying in Belgium can follow his evolution.

China: Desperate football housewives

  9 June 2006

“Everyone has their own way of celebrating or dealing with the inconveniences of the World Cup,” writes Shanghaiist blogger Peijin Chen of pregnant Chinese women who have painted soccer balls on their bellies in ‘Desperate football housewives.’

Hong Kong: Chinese author porn

  9 June 2006

Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth translates an essay making waves on a Chinese BBS recently written by a woman calling herself the Franz Kafka of China. In a bid to draw readers to her works, Daiqin (黛秦) provided some illustrations: photos of her naked and in a bra. Readership rocketed.

Storms and rain in Chile

  8 June 2006

Pancho Cornejo show us the capital rain collecters in this photo. The first rain arrived and half of the capital, Santiago, is flooded. One of the main reasons is that the urban ground of the city has erased the natural channel’s that drained the water accumulated in the mountains towards...

Iran: A Photo about Addiction & Madness

In Seeking Life photoblog, we can see an interesting photo about a deranged addicted man in the street. The blogger says this poor man, hooked on drugs, is sitting on a pathway near Vali Asr (Pahlavi) street of Tehran. He is in deep delusion and talking to someone loudly but...

South Asia: The Immigrant Dad in the US

  5 June 2006

Sepia Mutiny announces an online collaborative project, where readers are encouraged to send photographs of their dads who were South Asian immigrants after the 1965 Immigration Act to the US. “Remember that the main point of this is to capture through pictures what it meant to be a South Asian...

Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

  2 June 2006

“The Trafalgar Falls are one of Dominica's main tourist attractions, especially for cruise ship visitors, who were there in abundance the day we went. Still we managed to find a secluded hot pool and then an even more secluded cold pool to soak in for a little while.” writes Barbadian...

Russia: Limonov and Copyright

Russia is notorious for its disregard for copyright laws. According to anti-piracy organizations, it is the second-biggest source of pirated software, music and film in the world. China is the first. The discussion translated below (RUS) takes on the issue of piracy in a somewhat ironic vein: Sergei Maximishin (LJ...

Kazakhstan: Zazhigalka on Fire

The LiveJournal community has Астана и Мы (Astana & We) photos of the fire in Kazakhstan's tallest building, which was known by its nickname, “the lighter,” the name it received because of its shape. (Russian)

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