1. Blue Mosque and Little Girl - Mazar, Afghanistan
  2. Young Man and Horse - Kabul, Afghanistan

Photos by Foreman Photos

Saturday, September 6, 2014
What made you decide to post this page of photo on Afghanistan to begin with👌👏💞. I am not of the culture nor the faith just a human, learning to understand cultures(;*

Hi :) I’m originally from Afghanistan but have been away from the country for most of my life. Growing up away from Afghanistan, all I knew of the place was my parents’ memories and what I saw on TV. Even though I had a different vision of Afghanistan through my parents’ memories, the images of the country that were engraved in my mind were that shown by the media -  war, terror and poverty. I came across a photo essay from Boston’s The Big Picture on Afghan’s and their daily life. I was so taken aback by the images… I saw beauty, I saw livelihood, I saw a place that was so hidden and blanketed by war that even I, as an Afghan, didn’t have a sense of its reality. I knew then that more people had to see this side of the country, that no amount of struggle, war and poverty should cover the humanness that exists in our societies. 

So that’s pretty much why I decided to make a page and dedicate it to show a positive side of the country. Not to be blinded to the realities of the struggles that Afghanistan and her people go through but to shift the focus and spread  images of everyday Afghans and the beauty of Afghanistan and by doing so, bring hope for a better Afghanistan in peoples’ minds and hearts. 

Monday, August 18, 2014
Portrait of an Afghan student by Peggy Kelsey

Portrait of an Afghan student by Peggy Kelsey

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Humans of Kabul

“If you could give a message to a large group of people, what would it be?”“Afghanistan has a lot to offer us, and we all have opportunities for personal growth here. I grew up in Afghanistan. I have learned what freedom means here, and how to live as a free human being in Afghanistan. We do not necessarily need to go to the West to open our minds to reality. Being open-minded is not limited to borders, and you can shine and be a leader anywhere, but only if you want to.”

Humans of Kabul

“If you could give a message to a large group of people, what would it be?”
“Afghanistan has a lot to offer us, and we all have opportunities for personal growth here. I grew up in Afghanistan. I have learned what freedom means here, and how to live as a free human being in Afghanistan. We do not necessarily need to go to the West to open our minds to reality. Being open-minded is not limited to borders, and you can shine and be a leader anywhere, but only if you want to.”

Friday, August 15, 2014

warkadang:

Portraits of Nuristan province, Afghanistan. 

Photographs by Steve McCurry.

warkadang:

School in Afghanistan
Photograph by Noorullah Shirzada. Shirzada says he often rides a motorbike around the area to find interesting things to photograph. On this day he was expecting to photograph children laboring in a nearby brick factory, but the gathering of schoolchildren caught his eye so he went to investigate. “The teacher said the girls are seated at the front to encourage them to answer questions and be more involved, as otherwise they are quite shy.”

warkadang:

School in Afghanistan

Photograph by Noorullah Shirzada. Shirzada says he often rides a motorbike around the area to find interesting things to photograph. On this day he was expecting to photograph children laboring in a nearby brick factory, but the gathering of schoolchildren caught his eye so he went to investigate. “The teacher said the girls are seated at the front to encourage them to answer questions and be more involved, as otherwise they are quite shy.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

warkadang:

The 1393/2014 Nowruz celebration (Persian New Year) in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 27, 2014. 

Photographs by Fardin Waezi

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Humans of Kabul

  1. "Why did you decide to stay in Afghanistan to go to university, when you could have studied in the U.S. on a scholarship?"
    "This is Afghanistan and I am an Afghan - I feel like not all of us should leave! I was happy to get a scholarship from an American university, but it was a dream come true when I received a full scholarship from a private Afghan university. I believe that there is so much I can learn and do if I am in Afghanistan. I can volunteer, I can pass on what I learn, I can be an activist, I can protect rights, I can vote, I can develop a business, I can make the unheard voice heard … and so much more!"
  2. "The happiest day of my life was when the Taliban left Kabul. I came out of my house and there were Afghan soldiers on the streets keeping the peace."
  3. "So what is the best part about the zoo?" 
    "I work for the Environmental Protection Agency of Afghanistan, so I want my children to have the chance to learn about the animals." 
  4. "What advice do you have for parents?"
    "I advise all parents to give their children education. Do not let them work for money when they are young."
  5. “So, can you tell me what you’re doing here?”
    “This bike riding club is to encourage girls to ride here in Kabul. There are so many girls that won’t bike because they think that the culture won’t allow for it, and so they have to walk for long distances instead. Also, there’s not a lot of sports facilities for women, so biking is a great option to exercise.”
  6. Little humans of Kabul. They love that lion statue at the Kabul Zoo …
  7. "What’s your favorite part about flying kites?
    "Fighting other kites!"
  8. "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
    "A journalist. Like my mom."
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Men in Prayer - Afghanistan x

—-one of my favourite photosets. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
zcatalan:

Only in Kabul. It’s nice to be back. #kabul #hair #barber #styling #afghanistan #cristianoronaldo #ronaldo #hilarious (à Kabul International Airport)

zcatalan:

Only in Kabul. It’s nice to be back. #kabul #hair #barber #styling #afghanistan #cristianoronaldo #ronaldo #hilarious (à Kabul International Airport)

Friday, June 27, 2014
fabrivi:

#photofabriziovilla #photoaerial #afghanistan #instamood #aerialphotography #instapicturing #instahub #photowall #buenavistaphoto

fabrivi:

#photofabriziovilla #photoaerial #afghanistan #instamood #aerialphotography #instapicturing #instahub #photowall #buenavistaphoto

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
fotojournalismus:

An Afghan farmer harvests wheat in a field on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on June 17, 2014. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)

fotojournalismus:

An Afghan farmer harvests wheat in a field on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on June 17, 2014. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)

 
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