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· August, 2005

Stories about Photos from August, 2005

Images from Brazil: Guiding Hand

  11 August 2005

Gregory Smith, founder of the Children at Risk Foundation, has recently posted this photo, “Fly, Hummingbird Fly” to help document the latest outreach project of the organization. You can learn more about the program by reading the Children At Risk weblog, checking out Gregory's Flickr profile, and reading his profile...

Images from Indonesia: Flag Seller

  9 August 2005

“Seller in a Market That Should Be a Lot Smaller by Now” by Shreyans A street vendor sells Indonesian flags for in Jakarta in preparation for the upcoming Indonesian National Day on August 17th.

Ghana: Kente Weavers of Ashanti

  5 August 2005

Last night, I put together a short video about traditional kente weaving in Ghana's Ashanti region. Kente, perhaps the most famous West African textile, is brightly colored, coming in a variety of patterns, some reserved for use by Ashanti royalty. The video was shot in the historic kente weaving village of Bonwire, about an hour south of Kumasi. Three weavers are featured, each using a traditional loom to make the cloth. The video also contains music performed by Ghanaian drummer Obo Addy, used with permission from Alula Records. There are two versions of the video: high resolution (13 megs) and low resolution (two megs).

 kente weavers

Kente Weavers of Ashanti:
High res video
Low res video

Production notes: The video was shot on July 23, 2005 in Bonwire village, Ashanti Region, Ghana, using a Konica-Minolta dImage A-200 digital camera. The Quicktime files shot on the camera were uploaded to a Macintosh G4 laptop and edited with Final Cut Pro HD 4.5. Both versions of the video were compressed using the 3ivx compression codec. Total editing time was about 90 minutes, including compression.

Flickr Pick from Grenada

  1 August 2005

“May Day Procession (St. George's, Grenada)” by Caribeean Free Photo Found this one among some old family photos and I’m assuming it’s Grenada because the inscription on the back said “May Day procession on Halifax Street”. No idea what year it was taken, though I’d think the late 1940s would...

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