Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beauty to Expose the Brutality of War

If you have never travelled to Afghanistan, these images can start to fill the gap, giving you a sense of the timeless beauty. It is a narrated homage (of sorts) by Simon Norfolk to John Burke’s photographs of the second Anglo-Afghan war from 1878-1880.

It’s not neutral.

It is a remarkable travelogue/political commentary documenting the scale of the international intervention in Afghanistan and the tremendous challenges Afghans face in designing a better future for themselves.

Take the time to watch.

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