Topic: Afghanistan

Peru Ravaged Rainforest Photo Essay
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Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 4, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Abdul Rahim Qadl (centre) grimaces in a haze after smoking a hit of opium resin under Pul-e Sukhta bridge, Kabul. He recounts the tale of how he first got addicted. During the Taliban era (1996-2001) he fled to Iran with his family, aged 14, so as to escape the extremely severe restrictions on citizen freedoms enforced by the regime. Shunned by Iranian society as ill-educated refugees they took to the streets, crime and whatever menial jobs were available. An older street friend convinced Abdul to try his first hit of heroin aged 16, and since then he has been unable to stop (he's 29 now). Eventually, his family rejected him for using their earnings on drugs and moved away to Tehran without leaving means for communication. In 2003, he decided to return to Kabul, and has since continued a lifestyle of crime and drugs, unable to find permanent work or an effective recovery program. A strong, outspoken man he nonetheless suffers from severe self-esteem problems, blaming much of the misery and pain in his life on his inability to escape the addiction cycle.
Photo Essay

Documenting Drug Addiction in Kabul

It took 12 visits for photographer Souvid Datta to gain the trust of drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan

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The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 24, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Specialist Sterling Jones of Battle Company in the Second Battalion of the 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team collapses in exhaustion during Operation Rock Avalanche in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan on October 25, 2007.
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The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans

LightBox asked 26 photographers, who are veterans of war themselves, to describe which of their own photographs of veterans had a deep impact on their lives or moved them a significant way.

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New York City , Last Patrol.
Out There

Battle-Scarred: Sebastian Junger’s Last Patrol Premieres on HBO

Sebastian Junger’s “Last Patrol” is the final installment in a trilogy of films about war and its devastating effects on soldiers and reporters

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Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
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Pictures of the Week: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7

From Republican wins in the midterm elections and the 1-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, to U.S. troops returning home from Afghanistan and a giant “fallstreak” hole in the sky over Australia, TIME presents the best pictures of […]

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African migrants try to cross a border fence and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla, March, 2014.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 29, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Indonesian Marines with U.S. Army interpreter, Pohakuloa training area, Hawaii, 2012.
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Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 28, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Young skaters practice in the garden of the Institut Français d’Afghanistan during the Sound Central Music Festival.
Out There

Follow the Everyday Lives of Artists in Kabul

The Little Book of Kabul tries to avoid cliches often present in Western coverage of life in Afghanistan by following local artists.

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Only a few nights to his departure, Amir hangs out with his friend in a park late at night and smokes a joint to relax. Tehran, Iran.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 16, 2014

Photojournalism Links is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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