HappySadAfghanboysNear Eid-Gah Mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002

I came across these kids in a bombed-out neighborhood in Kabul. There was so much sadness and distance in their eyes. Then I made a fart sound by doing a raspberry with my mouth. The first photograph shows the boys’ reaction to the camera. The second photograph is their reaction to me. It’s the human connection that is so special. The photograph is just a by-product.

These kids live just to the left of these buildings

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Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002