Exhibition - Bitter Fruit: Pictures from Afghanistan
Magnum Print Room, London
5 June - 28 August 2009
A cross roads between East and West, mountainous and landlocked, Afghanistan's history is one of regular invasion and a long struggle for self definition. In the late 19th century, Afghanistan became a buffer state in "The Great Game" played between the Russian and British Indian Empires and has remained a pawn in international politics ever since. Since the late 1970s the country has suffered continuous and brutal civil war in addition to foreign interventions by Russia and America.
Post 9/11 and the start of America's war on the Taliban, Afghanistan...