Streets of Afghanistan, Bridging Cultures through Art


The beautiful photographs in this book vividly capture the daily lives of ordinary Afghans and serve as a powerful reminder of the power of art to inspire, to bring people together, and to allow for moments of transcendent grace amid struggle and suffering.” −Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner

The fruit of years of collaborative work between Afghan and Western photographers and photojournalists, Streets of Afghanistan chronicles one of the most captivating efforts to connect communities and cultures through our common humanity and the power of art.

Author: Shannon Galpin, Libero Di Zinno
ISBN: 9781578264674
Binding: Hardback, 128, Pages
Published Year: 2013
Language: English

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A collection of the spectacular photography of the Mountain2Mountain (M2M) project — a collaborative effort between Western and Afghan photographers — Streets of Afghanistan is a striking combination of art and activism that is sure to change your entire perspective on the Afghan culture.

Complete with short descriptions that allow the reader to follow the footsteps of the M2M project as they explored the hidden beauties of this faraway land, Streets of Afghanistan is more than just a book — it is a strong step towards closing the divide between East and West.

Shannon Galpin, founder of M2M, on the importance of the project: “[People think that] because this is a country fraught with conflict and poverty that art doesn’t have much importance. I disagree. I think art is all the more important here. Art has the power to inspire, to spark conversation, and to bring joy — showcasing these images in public areas where Afghans can enjoy art for art’s sake, and be proud of the beauty and spirit of their country.”

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Weight 0.66 kg
Dimensions 21 × 26.1 × 1.2 cm