Stories about Photos from February, 2010
Armenia: Chance meeting
Unzipped: Gay Armenia visits the Yuri Mechitov photo exhibit at the National Theatre in London as part of an festival of events honoring Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov and runs into the photographer. The blog posts photographs from the visit and encounter.
Morocco: Maghreb Bloggers Search for Common Ground
A three-day workshop for bloggers from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco was held from 15 to 17 February 2010 in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Participating bloggers reported and live-tweeted the event. They shared their blogging experiences, engaged in lively debates openly confronting their views on contentious issues and were encouraged to reflect on ways to find grounds for mutual understanding.
Silence Speaks: Multimedia storytelling in Republic of Congo
Amy Hill, the director of Center for Digital Storytelling, describes the process and ideas behind a 4-day digital storytelling workshop in November 2009 with seven women affected by Congo-Brazzaville’s (also known as Republic of Congo) civil wars from 1997-2003.
Armenia: Safe Sex
Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts photos of what could be the first ever publicly available condom dispensing machine in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The blog says that more are needed.
Lebanon: Stolichnaya and the Girl in the Bathtub
Lebanese blogger Rami at “Plus961” posts some photographs of Stolichnaya‘s latest advertisement which included a girl in a bathtub in the streets of Beirut.
Guyana: Visiting Kaieteur
Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about Guyana's Kaieteur Falls.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Tuesday
Trinidadian bloggers post photos from the Carnival Tuesday festivities.
Russia: What Happens To Suitcase In Airport
Blogger sergeydolya posted a series of pictures showing what happens to a suitcase after it's been checked in at Domodedovo airport in Russia.
Egypt: Nadia the flying fish
Egyptian journalist and blogger, Nadia El Awady, blogs her experience with Scuba diving in Hurghada, a popular sea resort on the Western limb of the Red Sea. She also shares some of her pictures taken from under the sea.
Palestine: Going to School
Mohamed Khaled, posted pictures for Palestinian students going to schools.
Iran: Women in Metro
ZoHre has published several photos of Iranian women in Tehran's Metro.
Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open
News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum. Twitter users also weighed in with their response to a death which many considered could have been avoided.
Costa Rica: Presidential Election Photo Essay
The Costa Rican photography collective “Nomada Colectivo” (Nomad Collective) took to the streets to capture the scene from election day on February 7, 2010 and created a photo-essay of these images.
Brazil: A Snapshot of Campus Party 2010
São Paulo became a meeting place for geeks, cyberactivists and Internet addicts last month, during the Brazilian round of the Campus Party.
Suriname: Going Classical
“Displays of architectural components — balustrades, window-frames, garden bird-baths — are not an uncommon sight on the outskirts of many Caribbean cities” – but, reports Nicholas Laughlin for Paramaribo SPAN, “the array of concrete columns and reproduction statuary…on the outskirts of Paramaribo is particularly impressive.”
Iran: Demonstration in Isfahan
A film showing the Iranian opposition in the streets of Isfahan on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Here are some photos of pro government demonstrations in country.
Russia: Pictures and Videos of Arctic Winter
Russian traveler Dan Kislov (a.k.a. LJ user nub1an) posted [RUS] a video and pictures of the Nenetsky Autonomous District [EN], one of the most perspective oil and gas provinces in the country. Oil towers, snowstorms and kilometers of unpopulated terrain.
Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoa Tea & Dry Season
Grenada's Free Spirit is preparing to make cocoa tea, while Trinidad's My Chutney Garden is thinking of plants that thrive in Xeric environments due to “the beginning of an uncharacteristically dry season..”
Trinidad & Tobago: Kiddies Carnival
A Caribbean Garden posts an array of photos from 2010 Kiddies Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Iran: “Eight Iranian arrested in Copenhagen Denmark”
Oonvar Donya, Iranian blogger, says [fa] eight Iranian got arrested in Copenhagen, Denmark after they threw green paint at Iranian embassy. Watch the photos here.
Haiti: Russian Interpol Officer Blogs About Disaster
A Russian Interpol officer in Haiti shares his accounts of the disaster and its aftermath on his blog.