Art in Afghanistan

Stephen Dupont’s Afghanistan photos – Live In the warzone

Australia has a couple of documentary photographers and Stephen Dupont is one of the most renowned and awarded. He’s also a photojournalist that has participated in several risky photographic scenes. He has an edge over the world, focusing on producing extraordinary photo essays from some of the most dangerous countries, such as Afghanistan. In his …

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David Guttenfelder’s fascinating photos of Afghanistan at war

The war in Afghanistan has attracted many interested parties and photographer David Guttenfelder is one of them. He traveled to remote countries such as North Korea numerous times but also been to Afghanistan over 20 times since the 2001 US-Led invasion. His main aim here was to document the war and pinpoint its effects on …

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The story of Steve McCurry & Sharbat Gula, the Afghan Girl

Not many people would know which face to match with the name Sharbat Gula, yet her image is quite popular. As a young refugee in Afghanistan, she was photographed by the National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. This photograph of the green-eyed girl that even the photographer would not identify came to be the face of …

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Steve Mumford’s paintings show what happens in war-torn areas

Many artists often find that they have to immerse themselves in the landscapes and the environment that they paint. This not only helps when capturing the true essence of the subjects to be featured in the art, but it also helps the artist gain a deeper understanding of the subjects regarding their feelings, emotions, and …

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Alighiero Boetti’s beautiful Maps of the World

The Mappa tapestries are some of the most important works by Alighiero Boetti. Upon his first arrival in Afghanistan in 1971, Boetti began a continuous collaboration with local weavers to produce embroidered tapestries, using himself only as the referential artist but considering the works a creation of a combined effort. Boetti used simple and mostly …

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