Stories about Photos from 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.”
Bloggers share pictures [RUS] and video [RUS] of the unusually populous celebrations of Uraza Bairam (internationally known as Eid ul-Fitr [EN]), an important Muslim holiday. Paul Goble notes [EN] critical reactions in the press and a new wave of anti-Islamic sentiment provoked by the event.
Photoblogger Igor Podgorny posts [RUS] apocalyptic pictures of the burnt fields, forests, and villages in the Volgograd region, that suffered from the second wave of wildfires.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Carla Badillo Coronado posts a set of photos in her blog Mujer en Tierra Firme [es], showing the Afro-Ecuadorian people of Valle del Chota.
Pro regime forces attacked Ghoba mosque in Shiraz while a pro reformist religious leader delivered a speech and prayed. Here are the photos in Behdabra blog.
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.”
As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, The Livesay Weblog reminds us of the power of kindness.
The Caribbean Review of Books takes a look at this year's Notting Hill Carnival celebrations.
Two more posts from Beslan – here and here (RUS) – by Marina Litvinovich (LJ user abstract2001): “Six years without the children… Six years without the truth…”
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...
Dominica Weekly highlights “a real beauty spot” on the island that is “barely 13 years old.”
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.
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...