Freelance writer Rona Akbari partnered with artist Aishwarya Srivastava for a print sale fundraiser to support Afghan nationals who are facing illness and starvation.
With Afghan Artists at Risk, Hundreds Sign Letter Asking US to Protect Them
The open letter, penned by Arts for Afghanistan, is signed by artists including Susan Meiselas, Hank Willis Thomas, Walid Raad, and more.
Writers’ Organization Issues Dire Warning After Members Reportedly Murdered by Taliban
Two of PEN International’s members, Abdullah Atefi and Dawa Khan Menapal, were reportedly murdered by Taliban forces earlier this month.
Afghan Artists and Writers Urge US to Keep Embassy Open
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.
Arming Kabul’s Girls with Skateboards
“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.
After Protesting Sexual Violence, Afghan Artist Forced into Hiding
An Afghan artist who enacted a performance against sexual molestation in a crowded Kabul marketplace has been forced into hiding, AFP reported.