Stories about Photography
"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."
Through banners, chants and posters, one can learn the demands, criticisms and struggles of protests. The Tumblr blog Cartazes dos Protestos brings together photos of protest posters that took place throughout Brazil in 2013, as published on social media.
As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.
Everyday Africa, a collective blog using photography to break down stereotypes about Africa, focuses on mobile phone photos, representing the rising wave of technology in Africa. They are creating curriculum for teens, combatting assumptions learnt from the mainstream media about "other" people and places.
The Aché Djawu / Palabra Aché project uses photography to document daily life and new citizen media projects from an indigenous community in Paraguay.
The Rising Voices micrograntee winners from around the world have been documenting their projects as they progress. We chose some images from their flickr streams, Facebook pages, and websites, sharing the work they have been doing over the past few months.
What would you identify as your local monument? Wikimedia Commons' annual photo competition WikiLovesMonuments has come up with some surprising answers and some incredible pictures, allowing community members to identify and share online what - to them - is really monumental.