Afghanistan: Unordinary Lives

Title: Afghanistan: Unordinary Lives

Photographer/s: Manca Juvan

Contributor/s: Afterwords by Clare Lockhart and Karim Merchant

Date of publication: February 2012

Place of publication: Slovenia

Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm

Edition size: 700

Type of binding: hard cover, slipcase

Number of pages: 196

Number of pictures: 76

Type of printing: Offset

Publisher: Sanje Publishing

Designer: Bostjan Pavletic

Language: English

ISBN: 978-961-274-015-3

Category: photography book

Price: 50 eur

Summary: More than ten years after 9/11 and the international community’s intervention against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the promises of bringing democracy and rebuilding this war-torn nation have proved elusive. The ongoing war and instability in Afghanistan – justified in the name of international security yet sweetened with fleeting glimpses of domestic peace, development and prosperity – continues to diminish the hope of the Afghan people, who have been caught up in this endless conflict of interests and struggles for money, power, and control. Stories of ordinary Afghans deserve to be both told and seen in order to remind us what the real images of war and poverty – of lives far from ordinary – look like.

A continuous discussion on Afghanistan is important and we wish that this project will help evolve one that will be focused on the human aspect of war rather than one – usually in the focus of the international community – that speaks about military operations and strategies.

Please check and share your thoughts via: www.unordinarylives.com

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 1981 , Slovenia

Website: www.mancajuvan.com

Book link: www.unordinarylives.com

Donated by: Manca Juvan

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