• August 12, 2012
  • Posted by Marc

Seen On The Streets Of Kabul, Afghanistan

"These are images of Afghan Refugees photographed in Patras, Greece trying to get aboard the ferry boats to mainland Europe. Afghanistan has the world's largest refugee population and I wanted to 'return' these refugees to their homeland in some way. I made traditional black and white prints in the darkroom and travelled to Kabul where the prints were hand-tinted in oil paints by Afghan studio photographer Assad Ullah. Posters were printed and installed at a busy Bazaar junction in the Old City Kabul. The  left block reads 'Europe ⬆ ', right block reads 'Afghanistan ⬇' in Dari (Afghan Persian). Enjoy!"