“Out of the Dust: photos from Afghanistan” opening at the War Memorial

johnboy 2 April 2009 2

The War Memorial has pushed out an interesting media alert.

    A new exhibition of photos that captures the life of the Afghan people amid the upheaval of war will open this Friday at the Australian War Memorial.

    Out of the Dust: Life in Afghanistan pays tribute to the strength and perseverance of the local people as they go about their work and play in the war-ravaged country.

    The photos were taken by Dutch photographer Hans Stakelbeek, who was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to document the reconstruction of Afghanistan during efforts to restore peace and stability to the country.

    Stakelbeek made four trips, photographing in Kabul and Oruzgan province as well as other remote areas. Australian and Dutch troops are currently serving side by side in southern Afghanistan.

It’s showing in the Western Courtyard gallery from 3 April to 14 May.

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2 Responses to “Out of the Dust: photos from Afghanistan” opening at the War Memorial
GottaLoveCanberra GottaLoveCanberra 2:33 pm 02 Apr 09

Damn, I was just reading about the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the article had that very building pictured before it was destroyed.

That’s their old palace or something like that I believe.

Granny Granny 1:05 pm 02 Apr 09

Now that does sound fascinating. Difficult, but fascinating.

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