Afghanistan, A Distant War


Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg’s photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions.

Author: Robert Nickelsberg
Foreword By: Jon Lee Anderson, Steve Coll, Ahmed Rashid
Contributions By: Ahmad Nader Nadery, Tim McGirk, Masood Khalili
ISBN: 9783791348650
Binding: Hardback, 184, Pages
Published Year: 2013
Language: English

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TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen across the border from Pakistan. This remarkable volume of photographs is accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban. The images themselves are captioned with places, dates, and Nickelsberg’s own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities.

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Weight 1.65 kg
Dimensions 30.5 × 25 × 2.3 cm