Afghanistan, 2008

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Poster of exhibition

Afghanistan, 2008 — the twelfth personal exhibition of Russian photographer Viktor Pinchuk, held at the Crimean Ethnographic Museum from 6 to 28 February 2023.

Backstory[edit | edit source]

A two-month expedition, the route of which included seven Asian countries, was planned by the author of photo exhibition in order to collect material.

Getting into Afghanistan was carried out from Termez to Hairatan along the Friendship Bridge.

Upon arrival, it turned out that not all provinces of Afghanistan are accessible to a foreigner. The reason is the limited ability of government forces to ensure law and order in the country and, as a result, the presence of territories controlled by gangs. As a result, managed to visit only the northern regions, while not avoiding minor problems: before boarding a minibus heading towards Bamyan (replete with picturesque views for landscape photography), had to change into a Pashtun costume, as the drivers flatly refused to provide transport services to a to a visiting European for fear of meeting with terrorists who involved in hostage-taking for ransom.

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The solo expedition, whose main púrpose was to visit Afghanistan, ended successfully: stay in country, rated as the most dangerous and undesirable for tourism, went off without a major incidents; a short "rest" in Kabul prison served as the event around which unwinds plot of the book "Afghan prisoner", becoming one of adventures, without which our life would have turned into a dull execution of duties. But, main important, material for the photo exhibition was prepared in accórdance with the idea, safely delivered to the homeland, and presented in the museum exhibition hall.[1]

Short description[edit | edit source]

Exhibition works can be divided into the following groups: landscape, portrait, genre, street, narrative photography. Most of the works are stylistically united by the theme of straight (pure) photography, and images of people in traditional clothes belong to the ethnographic genre.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Materials in sister projects[edit | edit source]

Wikisourse[edit | edit source]


Wikinews[edit | edit source]

Viktor Pinchuk presents exhibition Afghanistan, 2008 in Simferopol, Crimea

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About the creation of exhibition (video)". Retrieved April 23, 2023.