Stories about Photos from September, 2009
Georgia: An Azeri Wedding
Writing on my Frontline Club blog, I also post a video interview and photo report with regional blogger Arzu Geybullayeva on our recent visit to an ethnic Azeri village in the regions of the Republic of Georgia.
Denmark: International bloggers meet up to think about climate change
Copenhagen hosted the launch event of the European Blogging Competition TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change, bringing together 92 European bloggers, and special guests from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and the USA.
India: Durga Puja: A Daughter Comes Visiting
The Durga Puja is an annual festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. Bengalis believe that Durga is the daughter of Bengal and during the 5 days of festivities she visits her parental home along with her 4 children and 2 close friends.
Russia: Kronstadt Photos
Photos of Kronstadt – at Arnis Balcus’ Photo Blog.
Israel: “Ajami” Reveals Nuanced Look at Israeli Society
The film "Ajami" was the big winner at last night's Ophir Prizes and will continue on to international audiences as Israel's foreign film nominee for the 2010 Academy Awards. Israeli bloggers comment on the film, which touches on coexistence between people of different religions.
Middle East: The Cupcake Revolution
A cupcake revolution is taking the Middle East by storm and sweet-toothed bloggers are tracking its development. Jillian C. York reports from the frontline.
Iran: History, nature and culture in photos
Throughout Iran presents itself as a gallery intended to show views of other side of Iran, different with what you may have seen in the media. Watch the photos here and here.
Morocco: Don't Blame the Rain
Recent flooding in Morocco has prompted bloggers to air their discontent with their country's lack of sanitation infrastructure. They went around taking pictures and shooting videos, sharing scenes seldom broadcast by the mainstream media. This is their citizen reporting.
Georgia: Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel
LJ user cyxymu writes about (RUS) and posts photos of Tbilisi's Iveria Hotel, which was built in the mid-1960s, housed refugees in the 1990s (and was “the symbol of Georgia's shame” then) and has recently re-opened as Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel.
Russia: Lebedyan Subway
On Aug. 11, LJ user victorprofessor posted a photo report (RUS) from a trip to the town of Lebedyan in Lipetsk region, where one man – Leonid Mulyarchik – has been trying to build a mini-subway since 1984, “the most unusual metro in the world.” Four TV stations have done...
Russia: Victor Pylyavsky's Paraglider Photos
Samara photographer Victor Pylyavsky flies a paraglider over the city and the region, taking pictures; his beautiful photos are currently part of an open air exhibit at one of the city's central squares. LJ user drugoi has photographed some of these photos and posted them on his blog (RUS).
Iran: More protests planned on “Quds Day”
The Iranian 'green' opposition protest movement is spreading the word through online and offline citizen media about more protests in Tehran and other cities on September 18, international Quds Day.
Russia: Photos of Borovsk
RussianKafe highlights Flickr user zaykivi‘s photos of Borovsk, a town in Kaluga Region: “Besides its historical value, there is a subtle atmosphere of something close to your heart, where you feel at peace and blessed. Near a monastery, if you sit down on a bench, you don’t want to leave,...
Palestine: Scenes from Gaza
For uprooted Palestinians, a trip home is a hard and painful experience. Palestinian blogger Ibrahim [Ar] visits Gaza, and finds himself speechless. He leaves us with a photo album to sum up his visit.
Brazil: Photos of a country hit by hail, rain and high winds
Heavy rains killed at least 11 people in Brazil, injured hundreds and made thousand homeless in the past week. Citizen photographers have registered the wreckage across the country.
Palestine: Ramadan in Gaza
Palestinian Nazek Abu Rahma posts photographs showing scenes from the Holy month of Ramadan in Gaza here
Ukraine: First Day of School
Belatedly, a link to Michelle Knisley's photos of Kyiv schoolgirls celebrating the first day of school on Sept. 1, 2009.
Puerto Rico: Superaquello Explores Cyberspace
Superaquello is one of Puerto Rico's most beloved alternative bands. Their experimental mix of traditional pop, electronic music, and typical Puerto Rican rhythms have hypnotized music lovers since the band was born in 1997. Lately Superaquello has been experimenting with something more than music: the Internet.
China: How artistic these buildings are!
MOP forum posted a number of photos on some newly constructed residential buildings in Guangzhou. From a far, one can see some “artistic” white pattern. When getting a closer look, their are all cracks. These buildings have all passed the quality check.
Morocco: Fashion on Show
From Morocco, Maryam holds her own fashion show at My Marrakesh. Click on the link to get a sneak preview.
Morocco: Syrian Calligrapher in a Secret Place
From Morocco, Maryam, of My Marrakesh, meets Syrian calligrapher Khaed Al Saai at “a secret place where artists and writers gather.”