Introduction

By Richard Mackenzie 

As daunting as the future of Afghanistan may appear in light of its past, there is also hope. It lies in the timeless, eternal Afghanistan, in the land and the people who have endured so much over such a long time.

Delving into almost three decades of experience in Afghanistan, I want to tell a unique Afghan story, to shed light on the aspirations and the people I was so privileged to get to know. Through these photographs and stories, I can only hope to provide a glimpse into their character, lives, and determination, and their place within recent history.

Timeless terrain... And a loving son of the nation, Rahman Baig.

Timeless terrain… And a loving son of Afghanistan, Rahman Baig, crossing the Hindu Kush as winter approaches in 1987.

Ahmad Shah Massoud meets with a civic leader...

Ahmad Shah Massoud meets with a civic leader in the town of Taloqan shortly after it was captured in 1989.

Resistance fighters against the Soviet Union's Communist regime

Devotion… Anti-Soviet resistance fighters at prayer in the North of Afghanistan in 1987.

The fathers of a village in Nuristan

Wisdom of the Ages… The fathers of a village in Nuristan on the eastern edge of Afghanistan enjoy a moment of humor and their memories in 1987…

8 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Hello,
    Can I please request you to, post more photos of the time 1987 in north of Afghanistan. please, i am waiting to see more photos here. thank you.

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