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Exhibition - Bitter Fruit: Pictures from Afghanistan
Magnum Photographers
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...

A. Abbas 1986

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. A Muslim woman in traditional clothes and...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. Near Kabul. A Mujahid of the Hezbi-Islami (Islamic...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 1992. A wedding by proxy: the woman's fiancé,...
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A. Abbas 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. A woman in burqah, the full islamic veil,...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Dasht-e-Qala, Northeast region. Northern Alliance...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. Members of the feminist group founded by...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kunduz. 2001. Taliban fighter seen through the...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. 2001.
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Eve Arnold 1969

AFGHANISTAN. A bride awaits her husband whom she has never seen...
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Eve Arnold 1969

AFGHANISTAN. Mazar i Sharif. 1969.
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Raymond Depardon 1978

AFGHANISTAN. Badakhstan. Nouristan mountains, near the border...
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Raymond Depardon 1978

PAKISTAN. Peshawar. 1978.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Elliott Erwitt 1977

AFGHANISTAN. Herat. 1977.
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Carl De Keyzer 2004

AFGHANISTAN. 2003.
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Steve McCurry 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2002.
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Paolo Pellegrin 2006

AFGHANISTAN. Nangahar province. May 2006. A helicopter used by...
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Paolo Pellegrin 2006

AFGHANISTAN. June 2006. Badakshan province. A farmer collects...
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1994

Afghanistan. Kabul. Woman whose home has been destroyed. 1996....
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1994

AFGHANISTAN. Sunset outside Jalalabad. 1994.
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1994

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. Trying out artificial limbs at ICRC clinic...
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1996

AFGHANISTAN. Taliban fighters take refuge behind armour as they...
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Chris Steele-Perkins 1998

Afghanistan. Gambling on which egg is the hardest - Taloquan....
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Larry Towell 2008

AFGHANISTAN. Mazar-e-Sharif. 2008. Market.
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Larry Towell 2008

AFGHANISTAN. 2008. Shomoli Plain. Ruins. Village region north...
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