Feature - Taliban Portraits. 2002
Collection T. Dworzak
These astounding images of Taliban were collected by Thomas DWORZAK during his coverage of the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002. These pictures were taken by Afghan photographers in Kandahar: Said KAMAL at the Studio "Shah Zadah" ( "Son of the King/Shah") who photographed and retouched the Taliban and NAZIR at Studio "Roshan" ("Light") and Studio "Nazir Photographer", who photographed them with Swiss backgrounds.
Considering Taliban interpretation of Islamic rules, photography or any depiction of living beings (mammals) was illegal. But when passport photography was reallowed Taliban would sometimes...