Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer forwards in interesting (and depressing) piece of news that connects us with a very nice set of pictures.
As Mike tells it: "Uzbek photographer Umida Akhmedova is awaiting trial and is facing a potential sentence of six months in prison or three years forced labor. At issue is a 2007 work called Men and Women from Dawn to Dusk that contains approximately 100 of her photographs of life and customs in Uzbekistan. A special commission tasked by the government prosecutor has analyzed the photographs and charged Ms. Akhmedova with "defamation and insulting Uzbek traditions."
You can see his post here: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/01/umida-akhmedova.html#comments
And you can link to the pictures from there. Worth a read. And a photographer worth supporting.