Afghanistan Photos

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For two and a half years, I worked in northern Afghanistan.  I was in the field of Education, and I was a contractor for The World Bank.

When I had spare time, I liked to take photos of the country.  Near to where I lived, there were orchards and rivers.  The foothills of the Hindu Kush lay along the southern side of the city.  Donkeys and camels were still used.

These photographs were taken between June of 2008 and December of 2010 when the war was on.  The photographs show a domestic perspective of Afghan lifestyles, working animals, agricultural scenes, and landscapes.


About David Murphy

David Murphy is an author who is working in Mexico.  He writes novels, poems, and short stories for children and adults. He received his M.A. in English from Kansas State University where he won the Seaton Fellowship for Creative Writing. Since then, he's worked in the field of Education in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Washington state. Contact him at: DavidMurphy13 at Gmail dot com.
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3 Responses to Afghanistan Photos

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  2. Nick says:

    Man, I got to ask you about “Burka clad women at the carnival”.

    I have the “Man and donkeys heading into the mountains” framed in my apartment thank-you very much 🙂


    • David Murphy says:

      There was a “family night” at a carnival in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, and so there were lots of women and kids–not just single men, which is what sometimes happens. It was a really happy atmosphere, like the kind you know from a good carnival: kids screaming with delight and parents chatting with each other on park benches. Was a nice night.


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