afghanistan

Photographer Travels the Globe to Capture ‘The World in Faces’

Alexander Khimushin is a Queensland, Australia-based photographer who has been on the road for 9 years. During that span, he visited 84 countries. 10 months out of a year he's on the road shooting photos in remote places. He's currently working on a series titled "The World in Faces."

Army Photographer Captured the Blast That Killed Her

The late US Army combat photographer Spc. Hilda Clayton is being hailed as a hero this week after the Army released photos Clayton captured of the blast that killed her in Afghanistan. The photos were published with the approval of both Clayton's family and her Army unit.

NPR Photographer David Gilkey Killed in Afghanistan

The photo community is mourning the loss of one of its best and brightest today. Yesterday evening NPR confirmed that 50-year-old photojournalist David Gilkey and his colleague, 38-year-old interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed in a Taliban raid on their convoy in Afghanistan.

This is How a War Photographer Transmitted Photos from Afghanistan in 2008

Want to see how a New York Times war photographer transmitted photos from Afghanistan back in 2008? Here's an interesting 14-minute documentary that shows the workflow photojournalist Tyler Hicks used while covering the war in Afghanistan, where he had to prepare and transmit digital photos from one of the most unforgiving places on Earth to a Times photo desk in New York.

Hicks is a senior photographer for the Times who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography in 2014.

Portraits of Afghan Girls Who Are Empowered by Skateboarding

Skateistan is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect youth to education by first introducing them to skateboarding. After hearing that a large percentage of the participants in Kabul, Afghanistan, are girls, photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson decided to shoot portraits that show how the sport is empowering young Afghan girls in a country where girls are generally forbidden from even riding bikes.

Her project, titled "Skate Girls of Kabul," is now receiving a great deal of attention around the world.

Photographer Appalled by Senator’s Misuse of Afghan Policewoman Photo for ‘Ban the Burka’ Campaign

Having one of your photos used by an Australian senator without permission would probably upset you as is, but what if that photo was used in a way that you believed "desecrated" the memory of the subject in the picture?

That's the situation Canadian photographer Lana Slezic recently found herself in when she saw her photo of Lt Col Malalai Kakar -- Afghanistan's first female policewoman who was killed by the Taliban in 2008 -- being used by Senator Jacqui Lambie to push a "Ban the Burka" campaign.