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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSZalmaï: Return, Afghanistan
Hardcover, 11.75 x 8.75 in. / 128 pgs / 91 color. | 6/15/2005 | Not Available
ISBN 9781931788496 | $39.95
Zalmaï: Silent Exodus
Paperback, 6.25 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 55 color. | 10/1/2008 | Not Available
ISBN 9781597110778 | $25.00
Portraits of Iraqi Refugees in Exile
Published by Aperture/UNHCR.
Introduction by Khaled Hosseini.
In early 2008, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that an estimated 4.4 million Iraqis had been displaced from their homes as a result of the war. While nearly half were uprooted internally, the remaining citizens escaped to neighboring countries. The New York Times called the escalating crisis, "the largest exodus since the mass migrations associated with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948." Today, the situation of most refugees remains dire; months and years into forced flight, many are running out of money, food and the good will of their hosts. In Silent Exodus, Kabul-born, Switzerland-based photographer Zalmaï chronicles the plight of Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon; over the course of several trips in 2007, he interviewed them, collected their individual stories and photographed them in their homes, where many remain in uncertainty. Although frequently harassed by neighbors, they are still afraid to return to Iraq, given the instability and violence that lingers there. Rarely told and under-reported, this is a human story which deserves a wider audience. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns contributes an introduction to the work.
Paperback, 6.25 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 55 color.
PUB DATE 10/1/2008
Out of stock indefinitely
CATALOG: FALL 2008 p. 79
ISBN 9781597110778 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $30.00
Published by Aperture.
Photographs by Zalmai Zalmai.
For more than a quarter of a century, Afghanistan has been ravaged by war, drought and famine. In this magnificent volume, Afghan-born photographer Zalmai returns home after 23 years in exile to rediscover his homeland at a crucial moment of transition. Working in rich color, and frequently using a panoramic format that embraces the vastness of the sky and sand, Zalmai immerses us in the ravaged landscape and the bustle of reconstruction. “My project tries to capture the resilience of a people who have rarely known peace, their optimism in the face of overwhelming odds and the very real worry that the country remains on a knife-edge and could easily slip back into a nightmare from which it is still trying to escape.”
Hardcover, 11.75 x 8.75 in. / 128 pgs / 91 color.
PUB DATE 6/15/2005
Out of print
CATALOG: FALL 2005
ISBN 9781931788496 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $39.95 CDN $50.00
STATUS: Out of print | 12/1/2010
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