Afghanistan, art of resistance

Afghanistan: Exiles of the Mountain of Oblivion.

/photo © Seamus Murphy/ O exiles of the mountain of oblivion! O the jewels of your names, slumbering in the mire of silence O your obliterated memories, your light blue memories In the silty mind of a wave in the sea of forgetting Where is the clear, flowing stream of your thoughts? Which thieving hand plundered […]

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Time Travel Booth: Afghanistan by Paolo Woods.

All of the following photos were taken by the great photographer Paolo Woods, during his visit to Afganistan in 2002. Unlike many Time Travel Booths, this one is not about how much has changed, but rather how much remains the same. The UN has sent back to his village Shamsuddine and his family from the […]

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The ‘Victory’ in Afghanistan.

The following article was written by Demian Vokši and it makes me happy it is first published here on Middle East Revised. ✍ In the heat of the race for the 2016 US presidential election primaries, Jeb Bush – brother of the former US president George W. Bush, admitted that he would have invaded Iraq […]

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The Book To Read: Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep.

I recently read (finally) Siba Shakib’s well-known novel Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep. It is a story about Shirin-Gol, Afghan woman who was just a young girl when her village was levelled by the Russians’ bombs in 1979. We follow her life from her teenage years to her adulthood – going from one refugee […]

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Afghanistan: Under The Spell of Opium.

Afghanistan has had opium issues for many years now (the country is the leading opium supplier in the world). In a society disrupted by ongoing conflicts, where more than eighty percent of citizens are farmers, opium has been the only possible getaway for many people – for those producing it – it was a getaway from starvation, […]

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Afghanistan, A Daily Distress.

Massimo Berruti’s black and white photographs always manage to take me places. I do not mean that in terms of geography, I am talking about something like an internal bleeding, chaos emerging from within. From his Pakistan series (Hidden Wounds, Drones Victims, The IDPs Drama /the Swat Valley/, just to name a few), to his […]

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Afghanistan: Damaged people, damaged landscape.

Photo essay Damaged people, damaged landscape by Ziyah Gafić (from the series Short Stories from Troubled Societies) all photos ©Ziyah Gafić For more on this photo essay and other Short Stories from Troubled Societies (featuring stories from Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Palestine and Chechnya), go to Ziyah’s official website.

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The Wakhan Corridor: A different, peaceful Afghanistan.

Benjamin Rasmussen is a freelance photographer based in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood with an indigenous people group on an island in the southern Philippines, his university years with evangelicals in a small town in northern Arkansas, and a year with the descendants of Vikings in the Faroe Islands, a nation of 45,000 residents in […]

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The hill that the women built, Afghanistan.

Andrea Bruce is a documentary photographer living in Afghanistan at the moment. She is a co-owner and member of the photo agency NOOR. The Hill that Women Built is one of her amazing photo series from Afghanistan. On a hill overlooking Kabul, with little access to electricity, women have made their own houses, brick by brick, from the […]

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