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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Proof is in the pudding!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Well, once again I am behind schedule for publishing the progress of my Afghanistan project. Only 2 weeks of classes left and we have gone into overdrive with workload and productivity. Great!
So I will spare you the pain of exposure to another example of my literary incompetence and just show you images. The difference this week is the images are from my students.

So without further adue, Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present the class of 2007 and their first images published online!



FIRST EXCUSION: Our first excusion was to Darluman Palace, a 'warm up' exercise for the students who braved the icy conditions to capture the following images.
Sohab Hakimi
Mushgan Kabir
Hameed Ayoby
Jawad Jalai
Jawad Jalai
Would you take classes from a guy who looked like this?!!


FIRST ASSIGNMENT: Their first assignment was to capture one image of poverty. They had to source the subject, shoot it, process it on the computer and have in on my desk in 24 hours.
Zamarai Fahim
Jawad Jalai
Tamim Walidy
Tamim Walidy
Tamana Wahidy

SECOND ASSIGNMENT: I sent the students out on one of the coldest days this winter (-12.c hehehhe) and told them to capture Kabulians and how they function, work and survive in such harsh conditions.
Sohab Hakimi
Sohab Kabuli
Sohab Hakimi
Hameed Ayoby
Sohab Hakimi
Jawad Jalai
Jawad Jalai


THIRD ASSIGNMENT: I asked the students to go and photograph different occupations, concentrating on image construction and framing the subject appropriately for the situation.
Jawad Jalai
Najibullah
Jawad Jalai
Sohab Hakimi
Zamarai Fahim
Mariam Alimi


AND: The last set of images are random images I chose for no other reason than, I like them and think they should be displayed.
hey......I can do that can't I?
I mean its my class after all......
Sohab Kabuli
Tamim Walidy
Jawad Jalai
Tamana Walidy
Tamana Walidy
Sohab Hakimi
Sohab Hakimi

So what do you think? I wouldn't throw them into a Kandahar battle zone just as yet, but I believe from these images you can see the potential. The techniques are there and thought processes have gone into their choices of subjects. They have acquired the all important "eye" for creating aesthetic images. They have done all of this regardless of the subject the editor has asked them to shoot.
Well done class!

Stayed tuned for the results to their final project and exam results!!!!!!
posted by Travis, 9:25 pm

7 Comments:

Wow Trav that looks amazing! You are very lucky with such talented students. All my respect for your mission in Kabul, X from a married friend :-)
commented by Blogger sazz, 3:45 pm  
yes very nice, call me trivial but can i ask for more cockfighting action shots please?

ps. saw the news tonight and it looks like the shit is really going down over there? when you due back beardo?
commented by Blogger ben, 4:33 pm  
hey guys
first off, thanx for your comments, it is well recieved. to Sazz, welll i guess congrats is in order, please send me at least one snap fro mthe wedding!, i m dying to see you in a dress!

and benny, dud i did a whole series on cock fighting, willl show it to you when i get back, 29 days from now. this blog is for the project, so unfortunately i dont wana post my own work on here, just yet. dont worry ill show ya some gruesome cock action!

cheers

t
commented by Blogger travis, 11:58 pm  
hey trav those photos are unreal just reading that blog put me into another world! cant wait to hear about your adventures when you return. keep up the good work, cuz.. ps nice beard beardy
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