· August, 2008

Stories about Photography from August, 2008

Peru: Photos of Children from the Highlands

  15 August 2008

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.”

China: Flag Upside Down

  11 August 2008

Black and white cat posted a withdrawn Xinhua photo of the China Olympic delegation in which one of the Chinese flag is upside down.

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

  10 August 2008

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

  7 August 2008

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

  7 August 2008

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

  7 August 2008

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.

China: Olympic sign taller than the Great Wall

  4 August 2008

“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.