“Street style” portraits of men in Kabul, February 2021

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Ellis Vener
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I’m not really interested in “fashion photography” except as it documents a specific time and place.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a37432109/kabul-photos-before-taliban

p.s. To dispel any confusion, I did not make the photographs in that article. I just wanted to make other people aware of that photographer’s work as I believe it to be important.

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That is a fantastic photo essay - thanks for sharing it.

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David28 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,258
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Thank you Ellis, fir the forward. That was a thoroughly absorbing editorial. A pictured essay of a place not often seen from such a perspective. 
I also enjoyed very much your work and personal style of portraiture, some beautiful lighting choices.

🙏🏼 David 🙏🏼

Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 2,264
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I don't usually find most street photography that interesting but these are fantastic! Is the complete lack of women in images the reflection of the actual experience there as well?

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Brian D3300 wrote:

I don't usually find most street photography that interesting but these are fantastic! Is the complete lack of women in images the reflection of the actual experience there as well?

some (non-street) portraits of Afghan women:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/stunning-portraits-of-women-in-kabul

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/08/trailblazing-women-of-kabul-afghanistan-a-photo-essay

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Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 2,264
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strawbale wrote:

Brian D3300 wrote:

I don't usually find most street photography that interesting but these are fantastic! Is the complete lack of women in images the reflection of the actual experience there as well?

some (non-street) portraits of Afghan women:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/stunning-portraits-of-women-in-kabul

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/08/trailblazing-women-of-kabul-afghanistan-a-photo-essay

Both of those sets are great. I especially appreciate that even the "studio" style shots are not all glamoured out but what you see is what you get.

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