Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fardin Waezi photo exhibits at the British Museum and Tate Modern display in London.

UNAMA is proud to announce that the work of Fardin Waezi, one of our staff photographers, will be on display in London.

Waezi's photographs are components of two other exhibitions, Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World at the British Museum, and Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the war in Afghanistan at theTate Modern. In total, 17 photos taken by Waezi will be exhibited. Among the shots are images of reconstruction in Kabul ten years after the fall of the Taliban regime. But it's diversity of photos of daily life that give the show it's depth and power. Among them are Waezi's photos of public celebrations of New Year, luminous images of the city's skyline and views women taking charge of their futures.
"The point of this exhibition is to show to the world a message that is the opposite of the one people often see in the media. Beyond the war and explosions there is life and culture and history," said Waezi.
The exhibit runs from May 8 to June 8, 2011.