The last two weeks have been incredibly busy in Kabul, with seven major incidents leaving many internationals far more concerned than usual. In a week, we have seen four complex attacks against international compounds, all of which have used multiple suicide bombers and fighters armed with a variety of weapons. I have therefore been busy and a little distracted, but I hope to return to photo-related blogging soon. A small number of NGOs have evacuated until the New Year, but we are just hunkering down and looking to ride it out with additional security in place.
Kabul at the close of 2014 is far removed from the place where I shot Russians and Royals from 2008-2010. Such a project would feel near suicidal now. Such a shame, not for the impact on photography, but for everything else that it means.
I struggle to see a bright future here and haven’t for a long time, but everyone keeps trying and one has to admire that. Maybe Ghani can pull the proverbial rabbit from the hat; however what this country needs is this rabbit, but on our side.