Disasters of War, (edition of 400) edited by Edward Grazda, is a collection of Khalid hadi’s photographs in his years as box camera photographer. The silent beauty of the weathered images hold a shocking violence of an outrageous occupation, with hundreds of thousands victims. A piece of history that is repeating itself.
An 11 year old boy, Khalid Hadi, was made a photographer at a relieve foundation for victims of the Afghan-Soviet war in Kandahar. For three years he photographed 10.000 casualties of the conflict with a wooden box camera for the administration of the foundation. When the Taliban took over most of Afghanistan, Khalid was determined to continue working as photographer and took a job for the Taliban; taking pictures of infrastructure and other Taliban projects. But after a few years he could not bare it any longer and fled to the USA where, by chance, he encountered the renowned photographer, Edward Grazda. This was in 2001, just before 9/11. Khalid presented Edward with a photograph of the Taliban leader Mullah Omar, which he took 8 years prior at the foundation. At this time Mullah Omar, although a most wanted figure, was a mystery and no known photograph of him was available. With the help of Edward Khalid's image was made public via Magnum.
- by Khalid Hadid, edited by Edward Grazda,with an essay by Lukas Birk
- 20x15cm / 104 Pages
- English & Pashto essay
- Hardcover with envelope
- Edition of 400 numbered
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This book is one of the editions by Fraglich Publishing house, established by Austrian photographer and researcher Lukas Birk in 2007.
‘Fraglich’ is the German word for ‘questionable’. Fraglich produce unique books with historic content, yet they do not believe in rigid forms of history; so they even put their own books into question.