These portraits of Taliban soldiers were collected by Thomas Dworzak during his coverage of the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002. It is thought that most of these pictures are from Taliban members who had them taken in early November 2001, but could not pick them up as they had to flee the advancing opposition and United States' bombing.
The Self Assigned Photographer by Dennis Stock
"I have been privileged to view much of life through my cameras, making the journey an enlightened experience. My emphasis has mainly been on affirmative reactions to human behavior and a strong attraction to the beauty in nature."
The Last Resort features Martin Parr’s images of New Brighton, United Kingdom, a dilapidated seaside resort on the Wirral Peninsula, a few miles from Liverpool. The work was highly controversial when published in 1985, recognizing Parr for his satirical observations of society, in saturated color.
This week’s Zoom In focuses on the trouble in Sudan’s Darfur region, one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Photographed in 2004 by Paolo Pellegrin during the height of the government-backed attacks on agriculturists and Furs, the situation has devastated the region, with tens of thousands of people killed and hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring Chad. Humanitarian efforts to help victims and assist with peacekeeping have faced considerable opposition from the Sudanese government.
Quote of the Week
Photography is essentially a personal matter — a search for inner truth.