Philippines - After the Storm
Philippines - After the Storm
Streets of Kabul
Streets of Kabul
Kabul Marketplace
Kabul Marketplace
Winter in Charkar
Winter in Charkar
Forgotten Afghanistan Project
Forgotten Afghanistan Project
Afghanistan has been the primary focus of my work for the past eleven years. While working on my project “Forgotten Afghanistan,” I met Zarghona. Her youngest son Barialy, was partially paralyzed by rocket fire during the Afghan Civil War [1992 - 1996]. A friendship resulted between Zarghona and myself while working with her and her family several times during the past two years. Pieces of her life have been slowly revealed....
In March and April of 2009, I spent part of each day for five weeks getting to know some of the heroin addicts living at the Russian Cultural Center in Kabul. The Russian Culture Center is a complex of buildings built by the Russians during the 1980’s to house cultural events. It was largely destroyed during the civil war in the early 1990s. From 2006 until the summer of 2009 it housed over six hundred addicts, with up to 2,000 men buying and using their heroin there each day.
The Civil War in Syria is now in it’s third year. At the time I am writing this there are approximately 70,000 who have lost their lives and well over a million refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. The number of displaced persons who have fled their homes and the violence still living in Syria is around 4 million. These numbers are rising rapidly every day. The number escaping to Jordan is over 1 thousand...
Shatila and Burj El Barajneh are long term refugee camps in Lebanon. The streets are more like alleyways that are draped with a snarled entanglement of electrical wires and water pipes. Children play and go to school under the canopy of these wires and pipes. The inhabitants of the camp live in small apartments stacked on top of each other, an arrangement which allows for very little privacy. The water from the taps is too salty to use for drinking and is the major cause of many skin irritations....