Photograph by Farshad Usyan. Frame not included. For framing options, please email email@example.com
This photograph is of an Afghan woman weaving a carpet whilst living in the Sakhi refugees camp on the outskirts of Mazar-i-sharif, Afghanistan. There are approximately 2 million internally displaced persons in Afghanistan. Requiring only wool, and a basic wooden loom, carpet weaving is one of the few ways internally displaced women in Afghanistan can continue to work despite being forced from their homes.
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Farshad Usyan was born and educated in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Farshad’s interest in photography began when his brother Qais started working for the Agence France Presse (AFP). When Qais died in 2012, he was asked by the agency to take up a role as a photographer to continue his brother’s work. Since 2013, Farshad has covered stories the length and breadth of Afghanistan, producing work for numerous international publications. Farshad uses his camera to tell untold stories with a powerful social message. Beyond his work with AFP is regular contributor to Climate Tracker, and the Ground Truth Project.
In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.