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Chris Steele-Perkins
"Afghanistan" is a collaboration by the photographer Chris Steele-Perkins and the Afghan poet Sayd Bahodine Majrouh. Steele-Perkins has created a profoundly personal homage and celebration of Afghanistan, a place he visited numerous times in the course of five years. "It was heroic, beautiful, violent, twisted, gracious, and tragic," Steele-Perkins explains. "The experience of being there works its way into one's being; an infection of the soul demanding that you return." Throughout that time, the country was ravaged by a succession of wars, as it continues to be today. Steele-Perkins has sought...

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AFGHANISTAN. Sunset outside Jalalabad. 1994.
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Afghanistan. Taloquan. Child in doorway. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Donkeys crossing river on a viaduct. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Carrying hay back from the fields outside Jalalabad....
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Afghanistan. Child being pulled from path of Donkey. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Cock fight in Kabul. 1994.
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Mujahadeen play volleyball in a park. 1994.
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Afghanistan. Breakfast in roadside tea-house. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Lapis Lazuli mine in Koran Monjan. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Rebuilding market in Taloquan after bombing by Taliban...
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Afghanistan. Kabul. ICRC build all the prosthesis for Afghanistan...
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Afghanistan. Kabul. Disabled man.1994.
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AFGHANISTAN. Schoolgirls in Mazar Sharif. In Taliban areas girls...
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AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. A female doctor uncovers her face inside,...
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AFGHANISTAN. Village butchers shop. 1996
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AFGHANSITAN. Kabul. Women in Bourkas. In the background is destruction...
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Afghanistan. Kabul. About half of Kabul is in ruins, this area...
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Afghanistan. Buskashi players. 1995.
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AFGHANISTAN. Group of Taliban fighters outside Kabul. 1995.
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Afghanistan. Tanks on the road. 1996.
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Road block at Serobi on the way to Kabul. This area is controlled...
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Demazing district. A government fighter peers round ruins towards...
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Afghanistan. Kabul. Displaced families live in empty schools...
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AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. The government still maintains an orphanage...
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Afghanistan. Weekly bathing for children in the orphanage in...
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Displaced families live in empty schools in overcrowded, smoky,...
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Afghanistan. Kabul. Jalalabad. Part of New Hadar camp for people...
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AFGHANISTAN. Refugees outside Mazar Sharif. 1996.
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AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. Trying out artificial limbs at ICRC clinic...
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AFGHANISTAN. Photography studio in street.1996
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AFGHANISTAN. Men praying. 1996
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Making nan bread. 1994
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AFGHANISTAN. Village blacksmiths using a furnace. 1998
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AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. Knife sharpening. 1996.
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AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. Man walking past photographer's shop. 1994....
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Afghanistan. Kabul. Street barber. 1996.
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Afghanistan. Kabul. Store well stocked with fresh veg. 1994.
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Afghanistan. Children on a roundabout - Taloquan. 1998.
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Afghanistan. Gambling on which egg is the hardest - Taloquan....
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AFGHANISTAN. Street sellers. Melons. 1996
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Despite the war, traditions remain strong, and a middle class...
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AFGHANISTAN. Anti-Taliban forces clean new Ak-47 rifles. 1996....
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Afghanistan. Forces of warlord General Dostum on their way to...
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AFGHANISTAN. Taliban fighters move against Masood's forces. 1996....
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AFGHANISTAN. Taliban fighters take refuge behind armour as they...
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AFGHANISTAN. Taliban taken prisoner praying. 1996.
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Afghanistan. Bringing wounded out of a building after mortar...
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Afghanistan. War wounded being treated in makeshift clinic. 1996....
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