Young Women’s Photography Initiative

Founded by Steve McCurry in 2005, ImagineAsia, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Its mission is to work in partnership with local community leaders and regional
NGO’s to help provide educational resources and
opportunities to children in Afghanistan.

Photo taken by Amina

In 2015, ImagineAsia established the Young Women’s Photography Initiative
in Bamiyan, Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Badakhshan.

Photo taken by Madina

The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity
to document their communities by giving them
the tools to create their own art.

Photo taken by Shringul
Photo taken by Kamila

Photo taken by Kobra

The students’ photos portray
universal themes and reflect the resiliency of their culture,
which gives them a powerful voice

Photo taken by Rizagul
Photo taken by Mahsuoma
Photo taken by Mina
Photo taken by Zahra
Photo taken by Zahra
Photo taken by Shabana
Photo taken by Zainab
Photo taken by Faizea
Photo taken by Faizea
Photo taken by Shrin-Gul
Photo taken by Masooma
Photo taken by Husna
Photo taken by Husna
Photo taken by Nazanin
Photo taken by Rizagul
Photo taken by Amina


Photo taken by Amina



In 2019, ImagineAsia established the program in Arizona and Puerto Rico.

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Instagram: @imagine_asia

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By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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26 replies on “Young Women’s Photography Initiative”

How wonderful that you support these young women photographers. Clearly, they all have talent and are dedicated artists. I enjoyed these photographs so much.

Love these. So much joy in a lot of them. Great to see these women photographers with such talent.

Beautiful Photograps . It is a great initiative .Stebebhai’s influence is clearly evident in these superb photographs
Thank you

What a wonderful program. Love the photos. Your influence is evident. What a gift for these women.❤️

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