Afghan Refugee Camp, October 2001
These girls are from a village in Afghanistan that had been bombed just a few weeks before I took this photograph.
Even though their lives had been completely turned upside down, driven from their homes and facing the incredible challenges of war, I was struck by their ability to smile. I’m continuously amazed by children’s ability to cope with impossibly difficult situations.
These kids face daily challenges that bend my spirit and break my heart. Meeting them has made me more thankful and probably a lot more useful.
Taliban Ministry of Information, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002