Rodrigo Abd's career as a photographer began in the newspapers La Razón and La Nación in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 he was a photographer for The Associated Press based in Guatemala until 2012, with the exception of 2006, when he was based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rodrigo has worked on special AP assignments ever since. Along with other AP photographers, they were awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for their work on the civil war in Syria. Also in 2013 he was awarded the World Press Photo, 1st prize in General News and in 2016 he received the Maria Moors Cabot award from Columbia University, for his excellence in coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean, among other important awards throughout his career.
All profits from the print sale will go to EMERGENCY's crucial work in Afghanistan. Donations will fund specialist training of local nurses & doctors, who will go on to treat thousands of patients in need across the country. On the 15th of August 2021, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. One year later the world’s attention has moved on. However the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse and worse. Faced with economic sanctions, severe drought, the cumulative toll of decades of war and renewed violence, the role EMERGENCY plays in Afghanistan is more critical than ever.
“My message is urgent: Don’t shut the door on the people of Afghanistan" Martin Griffiths, the U.N.’s emergency aid coordinator.