Putting Photos on the Map
I was pretty bored, so I played around on my own blog and came up with a map of the countries where these iconic photos hail from. At first, I thought I might also put how many iconic photos a country produces at another variable but it proved to be too complicated and hard to see. I also attempted to do the same for American states, but my interest quickly ran out — thus the U.S. is presented as a single entity — although there are areas (say Idaho or Iowa) where no iconic photos currently hail.
That being said, places like China and Russia are colored whole too, although the photos on this blog are not representative of these nations’ vast interiors and different ethnic groups. In addition, geographical maps had changed enough over years (the break-up of USSR being just one example). In coloring newer countries, judgement had been made individually. For instance, Kazakhstan is not colored because no iconic images currently come from there, but Slovekia is colored because Prague Spring applied to it as well.
And then there are events that happened in two countries: conquest of Mt. Everest in Nepal and India, Armenian Genocide in Armenia and Turkey, etc…..and there are photos that are literally out of this world. They went uncategorized, of course.
(People from the countries being left out should suggest me their countries’ iconic photos).