Horsemen, ‘chapandaz’, vie for the carcass of a dead calf in Afghanistan’s national sport, Buzkashi. Panjshir Province, January 2014.
Girls, among the 24,000 who settled in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan after being displaced by a Pakistani military offensive in neighbouring North Waziristan, attend school at Gulan Refugee Camp. Khost Province, November, 2014.
A man flies his flock from a purpose-built pigeon keep above his house, in the popular sport of kafta bazi, play of the pigeons. Kabul, January, 2014.
Four-year-old Jawad’s ears are blocked by his uncle in order to protect them from the noise of a fire fight between Afghan National Police and Taliban fighters. Jawad and several other passing civilians had become trapped by the fighting that followed a Taliban roadside bomb targeting an ANP convoy. Kapisa Province, August, 2014.
Jamshid plays with his pet partridge while nursing injuries suffered when a suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy that had stopped near where he and his friends were playing football. His older brother was killed in the bombing. Parwan Province, August, 2014.
A dust storm adds to the chaotic atmosphere in Kabul soon after two suicide bombers targeted a convoy carrying then Afghan Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as he departed a campaign rally in the capital. Kabul, June, 2014.
A 20-year-old woman who, after her family rejected a man for marriage, was severely disfigured when he poured acid through her window as she slept. She has since sought refuge in a women’s shelter. Kabul, November 2014.
Police play volleyball in the century-old Darulaman Palace which still shows the scars of the civil war of the 1990s.
Watching the Vice President depart by helicopter from the site of a landslide—which can be seen in the background—that buried as many as 300 homes and hundreds of residents 24 hours prior. Badakhshan Province, May, 2014.
The remains of the village of Abi-Barek after part of a mountain across the valley succumbed to weeks of rain and buried hundreds of houses at the base of the valley days prior. Badakhshan Province, May, 2014.
A double-amputee working as a street-side barber. Kabul, January 2014.
Five hours after several fighters mounted an attack against Kabul’s international airport, authorities prepared to remove what remained of their bodies from the vacant building they’d occupied, attacked from and fought the Afghan Crisis Response Unit before being overcome. Kabul, July, 2014.
An infant girl recovers in Helmand’s Bost Hospital after suffering severe burns in an accident with a home oil heater. Helmand Province, February, 2014.
A young woman is comforted while waiting for treatment at Bost Hospital. Helmand Province, February, 2014.