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Afghanistan

Posted in Afghanistan, Photo by homeyra on February 3, 2008
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In her latest posts 99 introduces us to Luke Powell: Online exhibitions of Afghanistan in photos form the 70’s through present time.

Powell was first attracted to Afghan culture in the 1970s. “No motor vehicles, no power lines. Everything was homemade and everyone was happy and no one was hungry. It was the most beautiful place“.

During the Russian occupation there were over a dozen museum exhibits of the Afghan Folio each year in North America.

More about Luke Powell in the Global artist village news with a link to an interview, and CBC: Publishers avoid Afghan photo.

toraboragirl.jpg Relevant links:
99’s Afghanistanomania
Powell’s suggested links page
News from Afghanistan by Dancewater
Photos from Afghanistan, by Afghan blogger Nasim Fekrat
Seeing Things

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Kabul in the 60’s
Explore Afghanistan

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  1. 99 said, on February 3, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Heh, Homie-banoo, I’ve sorta fallen down a well of Afghanistanomania the past couple days. Ever since hearing those bozos on our Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilling witnesses about it and all manner of horrifying ignorance and heedlessness and downright hallucinogenic talk was coming from every quadrant of chambers, I’ve been giving in to my sadness over my long-held desire to visit there. I’ve come up with a bunch of links and pictures for people, and if you want to see them, this link should keep you up to date.

    xoxoxox

    H: Thanks 99. Will add this link

  2. Bluebear2 said, on February 6, 2008 at 3:34 am

    I thought she was lost for sure – took one long rope to get her out!

  3. homeyra said, on February 6, 2008 at 6:20 am

    :)) I can see the headlines BB2:
    American Beauty left home to join Torabora Buddha …

  4. Sophia said, on February 6, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Homeyra,

    These are beautiful inspiring pictures. Sad that we can’t think or travel this country without having in mind the horrors that are going on. Thanks for introducing us to this other aspect of Afghanistan.

  5. homeyra said, on February 6, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I was wondering what Afghanistan looked like some 30 years ago. You don’t get this kind of information. Powell first hand testimony fills the gap in some way.

  6. […] Luke Powell, another photograph who was attracted to Afghan culture in the 1970s, remembers: “No motor vehicles, no power lines. Everything was homemade and everyone was happy and no one was hungry. It was the most beautiful place“. See previous post. […]


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