Stories about Photography from August, 2008
Peru: Photos of Children from the Highlands
Luis Yupanqui of Peruviajero [es] publishes photos of children from the Peruvian highlands. He writes, “I don't take their souls, as is believed in many highland towns, but I do take with me that child's innocence, those smiles and eyes wide open and curious that feed my soul.”
Bahrain: On Scottish and Omani Mountains
Bahraini BuZain compares between mountains in the UK and those in Oman. Click here to see the difference.
Japan: Rumors of idol photo in Olympics press kit
From 2channel, rumors [ja] that a photo of Japanese idol Yuko Ogura appears hidden in the press kit handed out at the Olympics in Beijing.
Georgia War: Russian Critique of Western Media Coverage
LJ user rusglory discusses (RUS) how Western media – from a Russian point of view – have been complicit to Georgia's information war and comments on pictures alllegedly illustrating his point.
China: Flag Upside Down
Black and white cat posted a withdrawn Xinhua photo of the China Olympic delegation in which one of the Chinese flag is upside down.
Montenegro: A trip to Budva
Sajkaca of the group blog Balkan Crew describes a trip to the coastal town of Budva, Montenegro, including several photos.
Blogger of the Week: Gilad Lotan
An artist, programmer and technology explorer, Gilad Lotan has been giving Global Voices Online's readers routine insights into the Hebrew blogosphere since May 2007, covering Israel, where arguments get heated and emotions over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict run high. How does this 30 year old manage? How does he select the conversations he wants to cover and why? Also, what are his other interests? Learn more about Gilad Lotan in this week's Blogger of the Week interview.
Georgia: Protest Photos
Regional Reporters [RU] posts photographs of protests in Tbilisi protesting Russian military action in Georgia. The photographs can be found in two separate posts here and here.
Poland: Endless Celebration of History
Pawel of Polandian writes about the 1st of August anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, including several photos of the remembrance celebrations in a post titled “Poles must stop living in the past”. He writes: “The fact that we decide to focus all our popular celebrations around history means...
Czech Republic: Prague Churches
Strog's Prague pictures & opinions diverses [French] has been writing about several churches in Prague, including many pictures. Most recently, he has described in great detail the Gothic church of sv. Václava na Zderaze, the Baroque sv. Jana na Skalce (in French St Jean -de Népomucène- sur le rocher) and...
Slovenia: Relaxation and History
Una española/gallega en Eslovenia [Spanish] describes a visit to the Topolšica spa in Slovenia, where the surrender of the German troups occupying the region was signed in 1945, ending the nazi presence in that part of Europe.
Slovenia: A Sunday in Radovljica
Camille Acey of Adventures in Wheelville posted several pictures of a Sunday in Radovljica, a town in the Slovenian alpine region, including some of a medieval art fair.
Kenya: Digital Storytelling Project
Kenyan Pundit writes about a project using blogs to give street children in Kenya a space to express themselves.
Russia: Impressions of Astrakhan
Photography & Life posts pictures and impressions from Astrakhan – a city combining the retinues of depressing soviet charm with an air of the East.
China: Olympic sign taller than the Great Wall
“1st thing I see as I ascend the wall,” writes Flickr user Moonage Daydreamer, “slogan for the Beijing 2008 Olympics…could be seen everywhere in China: on bumper stickers, sides of buses and buildings, even on the Great Wall.” More photos of the sign from different angles can be seen here.
Afghanistan: A tiny piece of what was lost
Joshua Foust compares two pictures of a pretty Kabul in 1967 and a devastated Kabul in 2007.
China: BBC lambasted for stock photo inaccuracy
"We use LCD screens now, how could a photo with such an old monitor be called news? Do they think we haven't been developing here these past eight years? They can't even make fake news properly!"