The Face of Afghanistan

eBook (PDF), 101 Pages
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This is the story of Afghanistan told by those who live it every day. Their portraits narrate what it means to be Afghan in the early twenty-first century, to be living in one of the most atrociously poor and dangerous places on earth, in the richest world society on record. It is not all Afghanistan’s fault. Beside many other factors that make it naturally prone to poverty, Afghanistan has long been sitting on one of the main fault lines between eastern and western blocks. In many respects, Afghanistan's present is a living legacy of the Cold War, of our own past. Of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent in Afghanistan by the US and its allies, only a small fraction has been directed to reconstruction. There is a time when more of our money is spent more effectively in rebuilding a society rather than just imposing a truce through military control. That time is now. The journey into Afghanistan starts here.
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  • By tina pielmeier
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Afghanistan seen so close you almost feel it, and a cry for new solutions" A brilliant book that can be read in two ways. First, the photos are a real work of art but also arresting, so many real people in real life taken from so close that you can see behind the fear and aggressive behavior - you can see shy and naive people. The photographer was evidently not scared to ask people to be part of his story - which interestingly I have not found in many books on Afghanistan, where photos were mostly taken at a distance, almost as if the subjects were dangerous. Second, the text is moving but concise and factual, and offers a very different opinion on how the situation can be stopped from becoming really messy. All in all, the book does not put up a pompous air but drives groundbreaking content in a way that can engage many different people. Great, we should have more of these...
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gianni giacomelli
September 30, 2011
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