Stories from our Afghanistan Series.
In the aftermath of the shocking events that sent ripples the world over back in August, we took a look at some of the stories from the country and its people. With the belief in storytelling through photography having the power to change the world, we uncover the role of photojournalism amid conflict.
Showcasing some of her collection from her time in Afghanistan, capturing the faces and lives of those still in the country – Maryam Majd finishes our Afghanistan Stories Series.
Continuing to tell their stories and trailblazing the way for Afghanistan women after creating both a space for women in media and a voice for Afghan women, we talk to three women sharing their stories around freedom of speech.
Afghan Stories: Afghanistan’s Female Athletes – what they accomplished over the last 20 years, and future prospects abroad.
Dissecting the role of Afghanistan women within sport and their homeland culture, Sofia Bergmann writes about their achievements so far and those that are yet to come. Winning something more than trophies – the freedom to be able to be a woman in professional sport.
Afghan Stories: Celebrating Afghanistan’s Women with Portraits – An Interview with Fatimah Hossaini.
She was driven by the endless identities within Afghan women which the world rarely sees. Through her portraits, Hossaini aims to dismantle an often one-sided narrative surrounding her motherland.
Afghan Stories: “After the Taliban took over Kandahar, we were informed there was one last flight leaving for Kabul” – Adam Rountree.
August 10, 2021. Documentary photographer Adam Rountree captured the days US intelligence warned that Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban. 5 days later, they took Kabul.
Having grown up in Iran as an Afghan refugee, he dedicated his work to his home and spent the last almost-20 years documenting life amid war in Afghanistan, pushing for press freedom and human rights. IMAGO spoke to Massoud about his work and the role of photojournalism amid conflict.
We speak to award winning photojournalist, Maryam Majd about her time in Afghanistan and her experience photographing the women battling against historic traditions and living in the shadow of the Taliban.