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In a glass eye: Herat

I regret that I wasn’t a better photographer when I traveled through so many countries, in my 30s and 40s. For years I have been thinking about creative ways that I could interpret those journeys through the perspective of time. … Continue reading

Afghan journalist’s death is a loss for press freedom

  Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak covered violent news. His last two stories for Pajhwok Afghan News, before he died on July 28 in a major attack in Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan province, were about an attack on police checkpoints in … Continue reading

Typing in the Dust

  This piece originally appeared in Smoke Signals newspaper.  When the sandstorm hits, I sleep with a water-soaked cloth pulled over my face. It’s the only way to keep from breathing the fine dust that permeates the tiniest cracks in … Continue reading

Citizenship test

“Where are you from?” the taxi driver asks. I don’t know what to say. The car’s edging up to 120 kilometers an hour on an eight-lane highway, past 30-story buildings rising under the arms of dozens of construction cranes, in … Continue reading