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Book cover of Jean Charles Blanc, Radio Kabul, featuring a horse drawn carriage moving through a snow covered landscape. Published by Verlag Kettler.

Jean Charles Blanc

Radio Kabul

By (author) Jean Charles Blanc
By (author) Atiq Rahimi


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  • A carefree photographic exploration of Afghanistan: a country that was soon to be torn apart by warfare
  • Haunting pictures of landscapes and people, now irrevocably changed
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Imagine Afghanistan prior to the terror. In 1963, Blanc set out for India by car, travelling with two friends. One of the many countries they crossed was Afghanistan: an exotic, unfamiliar land which they began to explore. Visiting villages, towns, theatres, bars and markets, Blanc portrayed people and landscapes in equal measure. His black-and-white photographs bear testimony to a world that has long ceased to exist. To someone from the Western world, the pictures seem curiously familiar yet disturbingly different from everything we generally think of in relation to Afghanistan. Blanc shows removed dream places, pristine landscapes, moving portraits and intimate moments. His photography is all the more potent in hindsight, as we know the country and its people he depicts had their hopes for the future cruelly dashed only a short while later.
Verlag Kettler
1st Nov 2015
World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland
215 mm x 240 mm
186 Pages
101 b&w
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