· September, 2010

Stories about Photos from September, 2010

Ghana: Andikra Cloth Symbols

  10 September 2010

Ma-Jordan's photo of the week is Andikra cloth symbols: “Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms.”

Taiwan Without Petrochemical Industry…

  9 September 2010

What would have happened had petrochemical industry ceased to exist in Taiwan? The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economical Affairs has tried hard to convince Taiwanese citizens that if Taiwan does not build more petrochemical industrial plants, its economy will collapse and people will suffer.

Kenya: Koroga Enchants

  8 September 2010

Koroga is an Africa story involving poets and photogpraphers: “At the heart of Koroga is a deep desire to understand how art shapes our social imaginations. Poets have responded to a range of images that capture the density and play of contemporary living, the beauties and tragedies that surround us.”

Russia: Bloggers Expose Pro-Kremlin Youth Movement

RuNet Echo  8 September 2010

Blogger fritzmorgen posts[RUS] pictures of Anastasia Denisenko, a regional leader of “Molodaya Gvardia”, Russian pro-Kremlin youth movement. The movement officially agitates against alcoholism and drug abuse, although the unofficial pictures depict quite the opposite. The blogger also supplies the posters of the various club parties sponsored by the movement.

Puerto Rico: Conversation, Critique, Banter and Fun on the Net

  7 September 2010

One hundred forty characters were not enough. This is why a group of bloggers, social media savants, and pop culture junkies from Puerto Rico decided to expand the conversations they were having through Twitter. On February 11, 2010, @eldifusor, @fetoso, @joeprog, @nerdote, @redod, @reed_rothchild and a “revolving cast of online friends, followers, and collaborators” recorded the first podcast of #EnProfundo [ES] (In-depth) which is now transmitted every week.

Taiwan: The Allure of Night Markets

  7 September 2010

After sunset in Taiwan, when the stars start to twinkle, night markets are crowded with people from all walks of life. To Taiwanese, night markets are more than mere eating places, and now the culture of the night market has become a distinctive and precious touristic experience for foreigners visiting Taiwan.

Zimbabwe: Art Threatens Mugabe

  3 September 2010

Art threatens Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: “The artist, Owen Maseko, is currently challenging Mugabe’s ban on his exhibition depicting Gukurahundi, the 1980s Matabeleland massacres.”

Haiti: Remember to be Kind

  3 September 2010

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, The Livesay Weblog reminds us of the power of kindness.

Botswana: White Baboons of Botswana

  2 September 2010

A photo of white baboons of Botswana: “Where I use to work in Botswana, down south in the Tuli Block, we did some work monitoring the baboons troops that roosted in the area. One baboon was bright white, with a dark face, hands, feet and tail. We appropriately named him...

South Korea: Live Weather Report Via Twitter During Typhoon

  2 September 2010

Seoul Metropolitan area has undergone one of worst traffic disasters in decades as a typhoon battered the country. The twitterers have made it somehow managable by twitting road conditions, uploading photos of the live scene and sharing prevention tips.

Russia: Beslan 6 Years On

RuNet Echo  2 September 2010

Marina Litvinovich (LJ user abstract2001) reports (RUS) from Beslan on the sixth anniversary of the 2004 school hostage crisis, posting photos of the school building back in 2004 and now, and of the commemoration held there in the evening of Sept. 1. “The town is also empty,” she writes. “School...

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