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Colors of Afghanistan

Herat, Afghanistan

“A landscape might be denuded,
a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always, just beneath the ground
lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals

of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.”

– The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

Hazarajat, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

“Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye
Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs
And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
-Saeb-e-Tabrizik
Translation by Josephine Davis

Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan

If my heart trembles
for Kabul,
it’s for the slow step of summer noons,
siestas in my father’s house which,
heavy with mid-day sleep,
still weighs on my ribs…
It’s for the hawker’s cry
of the vegetable seller doing his rounds,
lost in my neighbors’ troubled dreams,
that my heart’s trembling.
– Shakila Azizzda

Mazar i Sharif, Afghanistan
Parwan, Afghanistan
Bandi Amir, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress travelers with their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce independence.”
-William Dalrymple,  author of Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839–42

Pul i Khumri, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.”
-Unknown

Pul i Khumri, Afghanistan
Maimana, Afghanistan
Pul i Khumri, Afghanistan
Bamiyan, Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself
solely as an individual.
You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody.
You are part of something bigger than yourself.
– Khaled Hosseini

Bamiyan, Afghanistan
Afghan border, Afghanistan
Afghan Border, Afghanistan

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22 replies on “Colors of Afghanistan”

This is one of the most mystical, humane and phenomenal posts so far. I am a daily user of this website and Sir McCurry is one of the most beautiful human beings in the world. Only if we saw the beauty just as he portrays it, we could create peace. I am simply in awe. Being just 15 I don’t have any experiences of my own but Afghanistan I believe is a land of storytelling, chroniclers, magicians and lucidity. Sir McCuray’s work will show the world that a picture speaks a million sentences, and expressions which war can never defeat. Thank you so much for your work and contribution, just know you have a little supporter somewhere out there. Thank you again. Regards

On Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 1:07 AM Steve McCurry Curated wrote:

> Steve McCurry posted: ” Herat, Afghanistan “A landscape might be denuded,a > human settlement abandoned or lost,but always, just beneath the groundlies > history of preposterous grandeur. . .They are everywhere, these > individualsof undaunted humankind,irrepressibly optimist” >

As always your body of work is of utmost inspiration for so many photographers. Your images make us curious to know the story and meet the human beings behind the faces.

You always get it so perfect with the light that I know you are a true light reader; I mean, look at photo again with the steam & men washing the sheets outside the shop; or the ones with the taken pretwilight naked bulbs yet either is over or under exposed… the hit or Miss with your shots must be so thrilling to negotiate!

So perfect. Thank you for sharing such beauties!

Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
Simply awesome phjotography!! ,, ““A landscape might be denuded,
a human settlement abandoned or lost, but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur . . . They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.” – The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer.

Excellent pictures, Dear. Thanks for sharing!

-Digwas (Sent from my mobile device)

On Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 1:06 am Steve McCurry Curated, wrote:

> Steve McCurry posted: ” Herat, Afghanistan “A landscape might be denuded,a > human settlement abandoned or lost,but always, just beneath the groundlies > history of preposterous grandeur. . .They are everywhere, these > individualsof undaunted humankind,irrepressibly optimist” >

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