The Impossible Task of Photographing Afghanistan
Sean Sheehan | Lensculture | 23rd February 2018
Which photographic approach better captures the ‘truth’ about Afghanistan– focusing on its stark beauty or the ravages of its war? Two recent books differ. Of the more prominent book “The question as to whether McCurry’s beauty illuminates or obscures remains open. To me, his pictures’ unbroken radiance appears suspect.” More images are here and here.