A SHORT VISUAL TO MY TIME IN AFGHANISTAN (2004-10):
Twelve photos to give you a feel for the situation, the landscape and the people of Afghanistan. Where ever I went I took a camera. Many times when working outside of any security bubble, my camera became a great peace maker, and some times an important tool in conflict resolution.
I hope that you like them:
Young Taliban in Helmand Province 2004
Female child artist in Kabul
Walking miles in mid winter to make money from recycling a bag full of plastic, just enough to feed his family for a day.
Catching up overlooking Kabul
New kids on the block…soldiers and weapons. No longer AK’s now it’s American rifles.
The equalizer… .50cal.
My heroes of Afghanistan for almost two decades now…searching for and disabling mines.
Early morning cycle to work in winter, Kabul.
Kuchi Tribe striking camp and moving to more fertile land, Paktia Region.
Kuchi male and grand daughter.
Kunar River Valley region.
American soldier surveying his arcs on the Afghan/Pakistan border, Paktika Province.
6 thoughts on “BOB SHEPHERD’S AFGHANISTAN”
beautiful photos Bob;you have a talent. Not sure why you tinted them green, wth vignettes, however!
Hi Gareth, thanks for your great comment. I gave the photos a go in that form to attempt to make each photo timeless. I’ve seen photos of Afghanistan taken from when photography first began, and I’ve always been keen to try to replicate those. Obviously items like weapons automatically put the photo into a certain time window, but it was an attempt. Big thanks.
Always very impressed by your photo skills, including the use of that binocular effect. Also from your earlier post, interesting to see “a Yank in Brits cloths”. Surprising history.
Big thanks Wayne, it’s funny on the latter…the older I’m getting, the greater the thirst for knowledge of my own background. Hope all’s well with you mate.
I really liked the simplicity of the photos. For me, that gave them greater impact. They also left me wondering where those people are today and what they are doing. Keep them coming!
Thank you Lesley, I wonder if some are still alive today too, especially the children.