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Friday, August 2, 2013

Afghani Photojournalists Face an Uncertain Future

Frame by FrameA documentary exploring Afghanistan's recent revolution of photography through four local photojournalists.

In 1996, the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. Taking a photo was considered a crime. When the regime was removed from Kabul in 2001, their suppression of free speech and press disappeared. Since then, photography has become an outlet for Afghans determined to show the hidden stories of their country. In this coming year, as foreign troops pull out of the country, international media will inevitably follow. The Taliban is poised to gain influence, if not fully return to power. The future of journalism in Afghanistan is unknown.[via kickstarter]

photo by Farzana Wahidy

Photo by Wakil Kohsar

photo by Massoud Hossaini 

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