Vous connaissez Steve McCurry ? Bien sûr que vous le connaissez. C'est le photographe qui a immortalisé le visage de cette Afghane et ce regard icônique des années 1980. L'artiste a mis son talent au servive des différents coins du monde mais n'a jamais été bien loin de l'Afghanistan où son objectif fait toujours merveille.
Hospitality and tea are very important in the daily life of Afghans. Afghanistan's location on the ancient Silk Routes brought traders carrying tea and silks from China more than 2,000 years ago. Tea is such a staple in Afghanistan that it imports more than ten pounds of tea per person per year. This teahouse (chaikhana) is in Maimana.
This is Abdul Hadi. He is a teacher in the woodworking school of the Institute of Turquoise Mountain (@turquoisemountain), in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he teaches jali woodwork (latticework). He was a woodworker at the court of the last king of Afghanistan, and then for some 35 years did not have a chance to practice his skills, due to the successive conflicts. When Turquoise Mountain found him in 2006 he was selling fruit in the bazaar. He has been with them the last ten years, and they consider him something of a national treasure.
This young girl in Kabul, Afghanistan, takes delight in wearing a party dress. She gathers up the material as if she was on the way to a ball. The idea of childhood as a protective enclave of innocence is a luxury few Afghan children can afford. Starting March 5, experience Afghanistan’s unique culture and beauty in the @turquoisemountain exhibition at @FreerSackler, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art, in Washington, D.C.
“A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost, but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.” – The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer Please check out our current project in Afghanistan: @imagine_asia
With most houses not containing hot water facilities, many Afghan men visit the local bathhouse. This man is resting in the entrance to the bathhouse. There is a reflection of a man in the mirror above his head, which seems almost like an apparition. #Afghanistan #Afghan #photooftheday @magnumphotos
Since 2002, the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (@mmccglobal) based in Kabul, Afghanistan, has performed and conducted workshops for more than 2.7 million children in 25 provinces all over Afghanistan. The combination of entertainment and education, has paved the way for cultural activities even in parts of the country where music, singing and other forms of artistic expression had been suppressed or forgotten for decades. I photographed some of the children in March, 2016.
I took this picture on the outskirts of Kabul which was the terminus of the Grand Trunk Road, an ancient route which connects Kolkata, India to Kabul, Afghanistan. For more than 2000 years, travelers have walked, ridden, prayed, traded, invaded, escaped, fought, and died along the 1,500 miles of the GT. Check out our current project in Afghanistan: @imagine_asia
A group of tribal nomads in the desert near Kandahar, Afghanistan, faces west toward Mecca to offer prayers. Kuchis, as they are known, used to would spend winters in the lowlands of Pakistan, and summers traveling to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. This tradition was disrupted during the long Afghan civil wars. Starting March 5, experience Afghanistan’s unique culture and beauty in the @turquoisemountain exhibition at @FreerSackler, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art.
La preuve que photographe, c'est un métier.
Source : Steve McCurry