My first exhibition of images from the September/October 2009 journey to Afghanistan is currently at Mango Tree Imports, 2124A Rt 50, Ballston Spa, New York #518-884-4652 until January 31st. There will be a special event January 8th, 2010.
Here are two of the images that are featured in the exhibit. The first is a panoramic taken from the roof of the house of an Afghan family who introduced us to a variety of Afghan public officials.
One of the most moving interviews we had was with Dr. Soraya Sobhrang, Commissioner for Women’s Rights of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. She is an OBGYN who fled Afghanistan during the Taliban rule. She has chosen to return to Afghanistan to help her native people, particularly women, at tremendous risk for her own safety. She has received death threats because of her activities.
To learn more of my current conditions in Afghanistan and my experiences please contact me to speak to your group or to present an exhibition of my images.
I also am very honored to have received and honorable mention for my submission for the members show at the Albany Center Gallery juried by Tammas Groft, Deputy Director of Collecti0ns and Exhibitions of the Albany Institute of History and Art. The photograph is one of my first attempts at High Dynamic Range Photography. Believe it or not it is of a friends compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. When I learn how to convert this type of image to a format that I can up load I will include it here.
Connie, Your photograph of Dr. Sobhrang and her hands is extraordinary. I am fascinated by it.