8.13.2013

International Site Profiles: Vintage Somalia


We're periodically posting short profiles that will collectively provide a starting point for an exploration of international blogs, online magazines, photography-based curation projects, and pages.

These sites are being mapped on our International Photo Sites Map for easy reference.

Today we continue the series with a look at Vintage Somalia.

THE BASICS
Site:  Vintage Somalia
Location: Somalia
Recommended sample post: Roadside
Frequency of posts: infrequent; possibly a dead site
Founded: January 2012
Last updated: January 2013
In a sentence: Vintage Somalia publishes historic snapshots and documentary images of the country with commentary on their historical context.
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There are so few sites from Africa that I've come across while working on the International Photo Sites Map that I'm going to include Vintage Somalia despite the fact that it hasn't been updated since January. The commentaries on each image together provide an historic perspective on the contemporary Somalian tragedy.