Omar Lemar is a freelance photographer based in southern Afghanistan. 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 worked with many media outlets including Voice of America. Omar Lemar usually focuses on peace and everyday life of Afghan people through his photography.
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.