POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VOICES �?? MARIAM ALIMI
I had the pleasure of meeting with one of the talented Streets of Afghanistan photographers, Mariam Alimi, today in Kabul for lunch. I met her briefly 5 years ago, in November 2008, when I met all the Afghan photographers in Kabul for the first time at AINA Photo Agency to discuss the inception of the Streets of Afghanistan exhibition. I delivered her a copy of the book and over pomegranate juice and lunch we talked about the exhibition and the power of voice, the power of photography. As we talked about her career and how she started as a photographer in 2006, we talked about courage, and activism, and women�??s rights, and our cultures. Mariam said at one point when talking about her start in photographer, �??I was not so brave as I am now.�?? When I asked her to explain I was surprised to learn that it was intrinsically linked with the key photograph of hers that we used in the exhibition.
Posted October 4, 2016 at 1:15 PM