The Guardian (UK): The Women by Women project commissions local female photographers to tell the stories of trendsetting women and girls, in countries where the charity ActionAid works. The series starts with these stories of radical women in Kabul, including a street artist, a kickboxer and a politician. Click here for more (external link).
BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe stories of losing loved ones, physical injuries from mines, and having to flee their homes because of the fighting.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: A set of color photos show Afghanistan in a very different light. Click here to view more (external link).
Rare color photos from the 1980s bring the the U.S.S.R.’s “hidden war” to light. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 28, 2019 Click here to view more (external link). Copyright (c) 2019. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.
Insider: On October 7, the US entered its 18th year of war in Afghanistan. What started as retaliation for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City has spiraled as insurgents like the Taliban have regrouped and restrengthened over the years. 2018 is projected to be the deadliest year in
Sofrep: A series of pictures depicting the Afghanistan not often shown in the headlines, not soaked in blood or rife with shell casings. Rarely is it an easy life, but it’s still not one you often see. Click here to view photos.
Marta Pascual Juanola via WAToday (Australia): I could never have imagined that five years later my partner and I would be trekking along the country’s Karakoram, Pamir and Hindu Kush ranges, searching for one of the last nomadic cultures in the world: the Pamiri Kyrgyz. Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads live in the high-altitude flats of the
For more photos, click here. Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The Kabul in William Podlich’s photographs is an almost unrecognizable place — a bustling capital of nattily attired men and women, many wearing Western dress; modern cars; and green parks. A place where women — Afghans and foreigners — could freely walk the streets. Click here to view more photos (external
Business Insider (AU): The Wakhan Corridor is notoriously hard to reach. To get there, you have to drive, ride on donkeys, and hike the 250-mile journey from Kabul or fly into Tajikistan and cross the border from the North. Both ways are difficult, but travelling by land requires going through Taliban-held lands. Click here for more