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Known as the "kamra-e-faoree," Afghanistan is one of the last places on earth where the box camera continues to be used as a way of making a living. Handmade out of wood—a camera and darkroom in one—generations of Afghans have had their portraits taken with it. Spanning decades, from peacetime to war, box camera photography exists within a more sophisticated photographic history. Dozens of photographers have contributed to reveal the techniques and artistry of their photographic culture. The story is told through a rich mixture of contemporary and archive photographs, ephemera, illustrations, interviews, and storytelling.

Synopsis:

Street photography in Afghanistan – a visually enthralling culture under threat

About the Author

Lukas Birk: Lukas Birk is an Austrian multi-media artist who exhibits regularly and organises visual-media workshops. He works primarily in Asia. In China and Indonesia he has set up artist-in-residency programmes as well as networks of local artists to co-operate with those in his native Austria.

Sean Foley: Sean Foley, an Irish ethnographer specialising in visual anthropology, works as a researcher on art projects. He first travelled to Afghanistan in 2002. He has made ethnographic films on mortuary workers in India, tourism in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and cultural ecology in the south of Greece.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781907893360
Author:
Birk, Lukas (pht)
Publisher:
Dewi Lewis Publishing
Author:
Birk, Lukas
Author:
Foley, Sean
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photography-Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color photos, color illustrations th
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photojournalism
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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