The photographs helping female Afghan journalists tell their stories

Considering that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August, hard-won liberties have actually come under hazard, no more so than ladiess rights, flexibility of speech, and press freedom.

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has significant implications for female reporters. A print sale is raising money to help them leave, or continue their work underground

The Network of Women in Media, India ( NWMI) contacted female journalists in Afghanistan to discover how they could assist their associates continue their work versus the odds. One of the most immediate requirements they recognized was cash.

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Afghan boys walk arm-in-arm while armed forces patrol a school in Karez-e-Mirin. Credit: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

In reaction, the NWMI arranged a print sale in partnership with the Associated Press (AP), which has actually donated a selection of images to the cause. The collection combines photographs by a few of APs bravest and most gifted visual reporters, who provide glances into every day life in Afghanistan over the last twenty years.

” The photo of the children walking arm-in-arm behind a tank was taken right after the opening of a rural school in Afghanistan,” he said. “It was a very positive time and a privilege to be able to document life in Afghanistan at that time. Individuals were exceptionally positive. You would discover individuals dancing in the streets.”

One contributing professional photographer is Richard Vogel, whose shot of 2 Afghan young boys walking behind a tank was taken in 2003.

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Suzanne Plunkett is another professional photographer whose work appears in the collection. Her picture of 2 women playing on a swing in front of snow-capped mountains was typical of her approach to documenting life in Afghanistan..

2 women use a swing during the Eid vacation of 2003. Credit: AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett.

The prints begin with $150 (₤ 110), and are offered from the Journalists For Afghanistan website until 30 September.

NWMI is forum for women in the media to share information and resources, exchange concepts, maintain media requirements and principles, and promote gender equality in the market and wider society..

” Afghanistan is such a stunning nation and at the time I went to was so filled with hope,” she said. “I tried to show this in the topics that I photographed, rather than the pictures of war that had actually been so plentiful previously.”.

All proceeds from the sale of the unsigned prints will go towards helping female journalists in Afghanistan; whether it be finding safe houses, reconstructing little media start-ups, settling in brand-new nations, or finding methods to continue telling their stories.

Main image: A group of Afghan girls see UN workers in Ghumaipayan Mahnow town in 2004. Credit: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti.

Afghan ladies bring previously owned clothing to clean and sell in Kabul. Credit: AP Photo/Farzana Wahidy.

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