Faces of Afghanistan
On Exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library from October 3, 2013 through January 6, 2014
In his travels around the world, Kenneth Chadwick has been fascinated by the similarities, not the differences, between us all. Old men still need glasses, parents always want better for their children, and children are always curious and like the missing thumb trick.
These photographs were taken in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan between April 2006 and April 2007. An ethnically mixed population of Pashtun, Hazara, Tajik and Uzbek, the photos show school children, shepherds, nomadic Kuchis, tribal police, Afghan National Army soldiers, and Taliban.
A resident of the Cherrdale neighborhood of Arlington, Kenneth can typically be found outside, even when he shouldn’t be. Much to his family’s surprise, he has thus far avoided being struck by lightening or falling into a volcano (barely). Kenneth is, however, recovering from a recent goat bite. In addition to the aforementioned biting goats, Kenneth does not like kangaroos that punch, onions, or writing about himself in the third person. He does like sandwiches, views life as an adventure and has a passport with a few empty pages.
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