Review: AFGHANISTAN: A Window on the Tragedy

4 Star, Country/Regional, Photography Books (Countries)
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Alen Silva (Photographer) et al

4.0 out of 5 stars Bleak – a Righteous Personal Effort,March 3, 2012

I am a huge fan of photographic books, and I find this one to be very worthwhile, but not quite a five star offering because it does not have quite the diversity — or reading clarity — that I would have liked.

Never-the-less, it is a vital contribution to the literature on Afghanistan, and what does come out from the book, a mix of photographs by one man and short novella stories by a number of invited authors, is the bleakness of what has been wrought in Afghanistan, and most especially, the human toll in “collateral damage” of children and men (mostly) who have lost one leg and all too often both legs to land mines.

See Also:

A Photo Journal: Seldom Seen Sights – AFGHANISTAN Edition
The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afganistan
Arms Against Fury: Magnum Photographers in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier’s Story

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