Afghanistan, Pictured through the Eyes of Youth

Through photography, Afghan youth from around the country are showing their perspectives on family life, work, and landscape.

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Photography workshops in Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Badakshan, Panjshir, and Kandahar gave youth new skills in documentary photography and opportunities to show their work. The images have been collected in book, as well as the slideshow below.

“I knew how to photograph but I didn’t know the rules. This will help me become a better photographer,” said Mohammad Hussain, who took part in the Badakshan workshop.

The photos were exhibited as part of the annual Silk Road Exhibition in Bamyan in September, which attracted more than 3,000 visitors.

The workshops are part of the Afghan Youth Voices Festival, an ongoing series of workshops and events to support self-expression among young Afghans through filmmaking, theater, music, blogging, and more. The festival is organized by Internews with support from a diverse group of local partners in Afghanistan’s media and non-governmental organizations, and funding from the United States Agency for International Development under the Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

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