Afghanistan-USSR War, 1979-1989
First 1,000 dead

First 1,000 dead

Published in The New York Times, October 2004, the first 1,000 war dead. Chronicle of the soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Museum of Tolerance: Exhibition Extended!

Museum of Tolerance: Exhibition Extended!

Peshawar, Pakistan, September 1988. I am pleased to announce the opening of the first major exhibition of this project, on August 16th, 2012, at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. It runs through October 18th January 11th 2013 and includes panels of transcribed interviews with some of the women alongside 88 photographs.
Afghan Women in a Doorway

Afghan Women in a Doorway

Pakistan, September 1988. Afghan refugee women stand in a doorway at the entrance to a make-shift clinic inside of a refugee camp in Peshawar.
Amira

Amira

Peshawar, Pakistan, September 1988. At the end of the 10-year war between Afghanistan and the USSR, there were an estimated 100,000 Afghan war widows. Countless people were displaced and living in refugee camps along the border in Pakistan, including this girl and woman. I don’t know her name, but I call her Amira, which means...
Pregnant Afghan Refugee Woman

Pregnant Afghan Refugee Woman

Pakistan, September 1988. Pregnant Afghan refugee woman at a camp in Thal, Pakistan.
Two Afghan Women

Two Afghan Women

Pakistan, September 1988. Two Afghan refugee women in a refugee camp in Thal.
Window Light

Window Light

Pakistan, September 1988. An Afghan refugee woman at a refugee camp in Thal.