Omar Lemar is a freelance photographer based in southern Afghanistan. He was born in Helmand province which was mostly in news headlines because of the war and terror there. The national and international media was only focusing on the war and none of them were interested in covering the good things in that war zone. 

Still as a school student, Omar started taking photos with his phone camera. After some years, he started working as a volunteer photographer with Everyday Afghanistan; a major photography project in the country. Since 2017, he has been working as a freelance photographer with many media outlets including Voice of America. Omar Lemar usually focuses on peace and everyday life of Afghan people through his photography. He dreams of traveling to every corner of Afghanistan to display everyday life of various Afghan communities to the world via his camera lens.




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