” …the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.”
-James Nachtwey, ‘Witness’ Photographer
**Above Photo by Yuri Kozyrev,
2011 Agency/Freelance Photographer of the Year at Pictures of the Year International
Reblogged from Time Lightbox
The tomb of Sultan Mohammed Telai, great-great grandfather of Nadir Shir, an Afghan king. Its arches are decorated in Italianate stucco, but the tomb itself is badly damaged and graffitied. The strategic location of the hill is readily apparent from here, and was much fought over in the 1990s.
Yuri Kozyrev visited Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, and saw a Kabul that has been shaped by war. See more here.