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Muslim Eid around the world – looking for more photos

The Muslim Eid al-Fitr is currently being celebrated around the world. I had the idea that perhaps we could pool together material for an interesting global photo feature. Realize we’ll probably be too late to serve daily newspapers, but there must be other outlets interested. So if you have photos online and are interested in participating, post a link here. I’ve got some on Eid al-Fitr, Nepal, have a look!

If there’s interest, I’ll make a web presentation with low-res images and send out a press release.


by Morten Svenningsen at 2008-10-02 07:32:19 UTC Kathmandu , Nepal | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I have a collection from the last three years, but couldn’t find time to work on them. Just one frame I ever uploaded in my Flickr stream.

But I could not understand properly what is your plan. Can you please elaborate a bit more?


by [former member] | 02 Oct 2008 07:10 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→
Santanu, to clarify:

I kept it short in the first post, but there’s actually a full-fledged idea behind it.

It’s basically the same idea as a photographer collective. Together, we can cover a large part of the world, whereas on our own, we can just present photos of one location, missing out on the “big picture” a global event like this has. Together, we can also help each other bringing the feature to market and presenting it to editors. Everyone have their own contacts, together we can reach a much broader market than any single one of us is capable of.

I’ve done /been part of a few projects like this before (Football’s Hidden Story, A Global Haircut). Personally I really like the way it gives a glimpse of different cultures and locations.

The first problem with this kind of project is always: What to do with the high-res photos? But it’s manageable. Most simply, each photographer keeps them in his/her own file and only send them to the end client if/when required.

I imagine that some mags, web sites and various organizations would be interested.

The photos will be sold as rights-managed, and profit will be split among photographers who’s photos are sold.

That’s it, hope it helped on the understanding…

by Morten Svenningsen | 02 Oct 2008 15:10 (ed. Oct 2 2008) | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Morten are you planning to build a new photographer’s collective? Thats pretty interesting.

I believe the two stories that you mentioned are solely yours. I find only your name as the photographer.

I would like to know if you have already come up with a definite plan for your collective, like the initial investments a photographer will have to make, how the profit would be split, marketing effort, etc. Let me know how we could discuss on these.


by [former member] | 02 Oct 2008 16:10 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→
Sorry I mean the football story not the haircut one.

by [former member] | 02 Oct 2008 17:10 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→

no, it’s just this one project. At least for now!

Realize the credits aren’t obvious on the Football story, but just to set things straight, I only took a few of the photos. I’ve now changed the link so there shouldn’t be any more confusion.

by Morten Svenningsen | 02 Oct 2008 18:10 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
I would be interested, I’ve got images from Eid in Brooklyn, NY @

by Stephanie Keith | 02 Oct 2008 23:10 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Eid in Kampala, Uganda:


(I own the copyright, so can give the images without watermark if there is interest.)

by Glenna Gordon | 03 Oct 2008 07:10 | Kampala, Uganda | | Report spam→
I have images from Eid in Damascus. I’ll post a link tommorow.

by Shane Bauer | 03 Oct 2008 16:10 | Damascus, Syria | | Report spam→

I have send you a PM but you have reaction on it and you have not look to the Muslims images ??

by [former member] | 04 Oct 2008 07:10 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
Hi Robert,

thanks for your message. Had a look at your images. You have many fine images of Muslims. I just couldn’t tell which ones were from Eid, which ones were not.

And to all: So far we’ve got 6 locations covered, all very interesting. But with some 200 countries in the world, Muslims in many of them, and nearly 30.000 members on lightstalkers, I was hoping for a few more. Think we should give it a few more days and see what turns up here. Then I’ll send you all a message about where we stand.


by Morten Svenningsen | 04 Oct 2008 12:10 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Good luck Morten!

I bump this to number one again ;-)

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 04 Oct 2008 13:10 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Damascus celebrated Eid: http://shanebauer.net/site.php/blog/comments/damascus_celebrates_eid/

by Shane Bauer | 04 Oct 2008 17:10 | Damascus, Syria | | Report spam→
Sorry I couldn’t reply for long. Just completed working on some of my Eid photos. Please find them here: http://sites.google.com/site/thecamerawala/my-projects/ramadan-eid

However it would be interesting to know about celebration of Eid in the conflict zones like Afganistan, Iraq, etc.

by [former member] | 05 Oct 2008 20:10 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→
Look here i working on my new book at http://www.upaphoto.com/book.html

by [former member] | 06 Oct 2008 06:10 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→

Eid in Delhi, India.

by [former member] | 06 Oct 2008 07:10 (ed. Oct 6 2008) | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Hi there, I did a report about Muslims in London last year when living in UK…Even if’s not during Aid celebration, it may interrest you…
Cheers, Nico.

by Nicolas POSTAL | 06 Oct 2008 12:10 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
eid in pac manistan:)

by durda | 06 Oct 2008 23:10 | london, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi all,

we now have photos from 10 locations around the world. And still open for more contributors until the end of this week or so. Just make a post here and I’ll get in touch. Thanks for everyone’s interest!

Contributors, please refer to http://www.lightstalkers.org/world-eid-photographers for further discussion.

Nicolas, nice work. I wish you had some photos from Eid this year…

Thanks again,

by Morten Svenningsen | 07 Oct 2008 06:10 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Hi all. This is interesting. I’m sharing these two recent images.. Regards!



by Jes Aznar | 07 Oct 2008 09:10 | Maguindanao, Philippines | | Report spam→
HI, im interest with your idea.
maybe i can send my photo with water mark if you dont mind.
what about rights-managed, and profit?
so where i can send it?

by Doddy Varonis | 11 Oct 2008 11:10 | yogyakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→

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Brooklyn, Ny , United States ( JFK )
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Shane Bauer, journalist/photojournalis Shane Bauer
Damascus , Syria
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Kathmandu , Nepal
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