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Reinhard Eroes presented the talk, “Afghanistan: A Country Between Hope and Abyss” in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, February 23, 2004. The talk was part of LISD’s project on state-building in Afghanistan, supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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One of the world’s leading female photojournalists presents a powerful photo essay of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan , offering the most complete visual ...

31.05.2016  · Paula Bronstein's photos show how far things have come in Afghanistan , but they also show how life can still be difficult for women and girls.

“Bronstein has put together one of the richest portraits there is of modern Afghanistan – complicated, conflicted, and contradictory, but always compelling.

Award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein first travelled to Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks, to cover the US-led "Occupation Enduring Freedom". She has returned to the country repeatedly over the past 14 years to document the lives of the Afghan people against the backdrop of a brutal and protracted war.

She says: "From my very first visit, I was drawn to Afghanistan's astounding landscapes along with the Afghans' inner strength to survive. I returned often for the on-going news coverage but found myself more absorbed with the human condition, and the diversity of daily life. The ongoing war in Afghanistan, which began as a violent retaliation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has escalated into a war with a growing price tag of both money and lives."

Her remarkable photographs have been gathered together for the first time in a powerful new book, Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (University of Texas Press, August 2016). Her work goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the most reported on, yet least understood country in the world.

Reinhard Eroes presented the talk, “Afghanistan: A Country Between Hope and Abyss” in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, February 23, 2004. The talk was part of LISD’s project on state-building in Afghanistan, supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

© 2018 The Trustees of Princeton University
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Bendheim Hall
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
USA

One of the world’s leading female photojournalists presents a powerful photo essay of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan , offering the most complete visual ...

31.05.2016  · Paula Bronstein's photos show how far things have come in Afghanistan , but they also show how life can still be difficult for women and girls.

“Bronstein has put together one of the richest portraits there is of modern Afghanistan – complicated, conflicted, and contradictory, but always compelling.

Award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein first travelled to Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks, to cover the US-led "Occupation Enduring Freedom". She has returned to the country repeatedly over the past 14 years to document the lives of the Afghan people against the backdrop of a brutal and protracted war.

She says: "From my very first visit, I was drawn to Afghanistan's astounding landscapes along with the Afghans' inner strength to survive. I returned often for the on-going news coverage but found myself more absorbed with the human condition, and the diversity of daily life. The ongoing war in Afghanistan, which began as a violent retaliation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has escalated into a war with a growing price tag of both money and lives."

Her remarkable photographs have been gathered together for the first time in a powerful new book, Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (University of Texas Press, August 2016). Her work goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the most reported on, yet least understood country in the world.

More than 5,000 civilians have been killed and injured this year alone as Isis and al-Qaeda compete with the Taliban in a bloody insurgency against the Afghan government and “invader” forces.

The UK has lost almost 500 troops in the conflict, which it entered alongside 17 other countries in the wake of the September 11 attacks, with the stated aim of bringing down terror groups, driving out the Taliban, quashing the drug trade and furthering democracy and development.

But the extremists remain, opium production has increased to one of the highest levels ever recorded and 2.7 million refugees have fled, becoming the largest nationality – behind Syria – making desperate sea journeys to Europe this year.

Reinhard Eroes presented the talk, “Afghanistan: A Country Between Hope and Abyss” in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, February 23, 2004. The talk was part of LISD’s project on state-building in Afghanistan, supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

© 2018 The Trustees of Princeton University
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Bendheim Hall
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
USA

One of the world’s leading female photojournalists presents a powerful photo essay of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan , offering the most complete visual ...

31.05.2016  · Paula Bronstein's photos show how far things have come in Afghanistan , but they also show how life can still be difficult for women and girls.

“Bronstein has put together one of the richest portraits there is of modern Afghanistan – complicated, conflicted, and contradictory, but always compelling.

Reinhard Eroes presented the talk, “Afghanistan: A Country Between Hope and Abyss” in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, February 23, 2004. The talk was part of LISD’s project on state-building in Afghanistan, supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

© 2018 The Trustees of Princeton University
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Bendheim Hall
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
USA


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