These awesome kids live on TV Hill in the middle of Kabul. The houseing on TV Hill is all illegal, with no running water, electricity stolen further down the hill..... yet these kids smiled non stop from the moment i saw them.
I have to admit i have never fully understood the Kabuli thing of biting into one's scarf when walking or in this case cycling. Photographed out near Bagh e Babur (Barbur Gardens) in south eastern Kabul.
Three young Kabuli girls waiting for a taxi. Two of them caught me taking the shot and the look in the eyes says it all. They are all wearing surgical masks due to the air quality in Kabul which in the winter is truly appalling due to all the wood and coal burnt to keep people warm.
October 4, 2015; Sid in Serbia. Group of Afghan refugees leaving Serbia. They came to Sid by taxi and then they leaving Serbia and go to Croatia and then to Germany. Many of them escapes from home because of civil war.
Two beautiful Afghan girls with such a tragic story. Their father was shot and killed in front of them. They were forced to watch at The Taliban fired single shot after single shot into him, not killing him instantly but bit by bit. They are now with their mother in an home for mothers and children of murdered Afghan Army and Policemen. They don’t have much but the smiles on their faces was tempered by one of them holding a metal ruler the whole time we were there. We were there to give them fresh bed linen, kitchenware and toys.
With around 150 black sheep, each stained blue on the face, this shepherd waited patiently beneath the cliffs as his animals tried to extract some goodness from the parched landscape of central Afghanistan. (50% to charities working in Afghanistan)
The spectacular valley of Qazan rises into the mountains of Afghanistan. High in the surrounding cliffs are caves which remain full of ice all through the year - despite the sunshine, the nights are desperately cold at around 4000m above sea level. (50% to charities working in Afghanistan)
"I fled to Pakistan during the Soviet invasion, so I don't live in Afghanistan anymore. I do work here, because it's hard to start a Pakistani business. Every three months, I travel for three days to see my family. I only stay with them for a day or two, because the shop cannot be left alone for too long. It might be hard, but I'm not the only one."
(Rozi Khan, 50 years old, owns a small fabric store).
This is Sardar, he sits outside the Passport Office in Kabul come rain, shine or indeed snow. He is one of many that provides an invaluable service, he fills in the forms for those who can neither read nor write. Obviously he charges a fee for the service.