16 Years of War in Afghanistan, In Pictures

Originally published in the New York Times Lens Blog on August 22, Rod Nordland KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States military’s attention turned to Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda’s leaders were based. The world awaited an invasion that many knew was sure to come. What nobody knew was that the invasion to rout the Taliban and Al Qaeda … Continue reading 16 Years of War in Afghanistan, In Pictures

Photos, Like Life, Blurred and Re-Envisioned

Originally published in the New York Times Lens Blog on September 24th 2013. This mesmerising collection of photographs from Brian Nice provided me with a sense of haunting melancholia due to the bleak lack of colours and obscurity of the images, engaging the viewer to seek further into the photographs. The lack of focus and illustration forces us to make clearer images out of them … Continue reading Photos, Like Life, Blurred and Re-Envisioned