Documentary photographer Grazda presents a pictorial introduction to the recent history of Afghanistan since the Mujahideen capture of Kabul in 1992 Through his sharp, penetrating lens, he reveals with fascinating b w images what he witnessed first hand during this transformative period, from the destruction of the capital city into a ruinous civil war between the Mujahideen factions to their defeat by the Pakistani supported Taliban militia, whose radical interpretation of Islamic law is the most extreme in the Islamic world Also contains a chronology of modern Afghanistan and a summary of decrees Annotation c Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com...
|Title||:||Afghanistan Diary: 1992-2000|
|Publisher||:||powerHouse Books 1 edition August 31, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||72 pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
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Afghanistan Diary: 1992-2000 Reviews
These photographs are the authentic face of Afghanistan in the 1990s. Those that have been there will recognize the situations, people, and places. For those that have not, this is as close to the spirit as images can get. The tragedy of the conflict and the endurance of the Afghans despite it all are shown throughout this collection.
Edward Grazda shot these black and white photos during his visits to Afghanistan's Capitol, Kabul, over a period of eight years. For him, these photos reflect "A history and culture" being erased. Afghanistan today is one of the poorest, most devastated countries in the world. The ruling power, the Taliban, is very reluctant to allow visitors into their country because of their fear of the stories the visible suffering would generate. Because of this self imposed quarantine, Afghanistan is also one of the least understood countries. Grazda, through his photographs, has given us insights into the plight of these people.