Monday, October 01, 2007

Life and Nothing Else: An Exhibition of Young Afghan Photographers

October 1 – 30, 2007

At one time, Afghanistan flourished as a home to artists and intellectuals. As the country reconstructs itself and the arts return, Afghans are regaining their right to “make themselves an image,” a freedom denied under the Taliban regime. In 2004, German photographer and filmmaker Wolfgang Bellwinkel, with the support of the Goethe-Institut Kabul, organized workshops to train young, urban Afghans in documenting change in Afghan society and capturing the details of a civil life regained. This exhibition sheds light on the society, culture, and country of Afghanistan while vividly symbolizing the photographers’ state of mind and consciousness.

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Chinatown exit)

Goethe-Institut Washington
The German Cultural Center
812 Seventh Street, NW

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