Picturing Afghanistan – The New Yorker

Picturing Afghanistan

The most powerful and long-lingering images in Larry Towell’s monumental new book, “Afghanistan,” are those in which the war is entirely invisible.

via The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/picturing-afghanistan

So it’s fitting that the photographer Larry Towell begins his monumental new book, “Afghanistan,” more or less where Ishmael’s “programme of Providence” left off: the endpapers of the book feature an etching that depicts a massive clash of horsemen in the high mountain passes of the Hindu Kush during the First Anglo-Afghan War