Dispatch from Kabul

Culture and Media

Here is a blog from a photographer, Masood Kamandy, who has set up a phtography program in Kabul University. Its funny how accounts of hanging out at expat bars are the same, no matter which part of the world you are in. Especially noteworthy on the blog are the photographs by his students. Unlike the usual images of gun toting Afghans and war torn poverty, the students’ photographs are beautifully mundane scenes of people making tea or looking out of their balconies, these pictures have a wonderful dignity. There is an interview with Kamandy on NPR.