Afghan refugee Amin didn’t feel comfortable telling director Jonas Poher Rasmussen his story without a way to conceal his identity. Rasmussen explains the process to Hyperallergic.
“Jobless, futureless, in constant fear of arrest and death at the hands of the Taliban, we do not live but merely exist,” says an open letter published by Artists at Risk.
With Afghanistan’s “war rugs” a traditional art form was updated in response to the country’s brutal invasions by other nations.
Freelance writer Rona Akbari partnered with artist Aishwarya Srivastava for a print sale fundraiser to support Afghan nationals who are facing illness and starvation.
The open letter, penned by Arts for Afghanistan, is signed by artists including Susan Meiselas, Hank Willis Thomas, Walid Raad, and more.
Two of PEN International’s members, Abdullah Atefi and Dawa Khan Menapal, were reportedly murdered by Taliban forces earlier this month.
The Afghan American Artists and Writers Association has supported calls for the United States government to keep its embassy in the capital open “at all costs” to protect refugees.
Like many accomplished photojournalists, James Hill’s work exists in a blurred space between reportage and fine art.
This month the two sixth-century Buddhas of Bamiyan demolished in Afghanistan were temporarily returned to their towering places in the Bamiyan cliffs through 3D projection.
“The female prison population in Afghanistan overwhelmingly consists of individuals who are serving 5-to-15-year sentences for moral crimes,” Gabriela Maj writes in Almond Garden: Portraits from the Women’s Prisons in Afghanistan, out next month from Daylight Books.
“She was wearing such a beautiful color, a sort of inky teal,” photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson said of the Afghan girl with the carefully tied headscarf whose portrait she took last year.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — War and conflict have long had a role in the production of art.