Moments of happiness, laughter, sorrow, anger and protest are portrayed unabashedly on their pages. Each page has its own unique approach to further the narrative.
Everyday Afghanistan is a curated collection of snapshots of everyday life that range from beautiful to starkness – speaking about both the beauty of the country and its people as well as the hardships they have to go through. For instance, a photograph on the page depicts a boy playing football to pass the time in the middle of Ramadan fasting while another is a moment captured from women’s protest against their ban from education, and yet another is an action shot of a Taliban soldier playing volleyball.
Culturistan is a mix of posters, recent photographs and iconic vintage photos that are used as a form of protest against the current regime as well as a way to keep the true narrative of the country alive. As a photographic protest against the ban on women’s education in the country, one of the posts consists of a series of photographs depicting women at different educational institutions, including universities, nursing schools and summer camp, during the 1970s and ’80s. Another post narrates the history of Helmand Province along with snapshots of the people and landscape of the region. And yet another post shows Turkmen women of Afghanistan in their traditional costumes and contains a short informative piece on their origin and culture.