Afghan street photographs

afghan street photographsNot actually walkies, but static street portraits taken on large wooden box cameras similar to those which were used in the UK in the early 1920s have been a feature of life in Afghan towns for decades. A new book is due out which looks at the history of the trade in the country and how it is rapidly dying out due to a change requiring all official photos be in colour, thus depriving the cameramen of a large part of their trade.  The Guardian has done an article based on the book.

 

 

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