BOOK: Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear

PhotographerPaula Bronstein
Prize1st Place in Book / Documentary
City/CountryNew York City, United States
Photo DateFebruary 7, 2009
Technical Infodigital color
Entry Description

In the fall of 2001, the award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein traveled to Afghanistan on assignment for Getty Images to document the U.S-led Occupation Enduring Freedom in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Captivated by the people of Afghanistan and the rugged beauty of their country’s landscape, Bronstein has made Afghanistan her mission ever since. She has returned to the country repeatedly over the past 14 years to document the lives of the Afghan people against the backdrop of a brutal and protracted war as well as periods of relative peace that saw the birth of a democratic government and gains in freedom and opportunity for women. This remarkable and nuanced body of work is gathered together for the first time in her powerful new monograph Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear