by Omar A. Khan
From Kashmir to Kabul is the first book to piece together the remarkable careers of William Baker and John Burke. No photographers of the Raj era witnessed more wars, discoveries, news events and human diversity than did these two Irishmen.
Afghanistan : The Land that Was
by Roland Michaud and Sabrina Michaud
Enchanted by the dramatic landscape of Afghanistan, two photographers from the West devoted 14 years, from 1964 to 1978, to documenting its rugged charms. From ruined cities covered with desert sands to the Pamir mountains, where caravans of camels walk across frozen rivers in winter, to the Turkestan bazaars along the old Silk Road, Roland and Sabrina Michaud travelled and came to love this ravaged paradise and its proud peoples.
by Chris Steele-Perkins
Through 76 duotone photographs interspersed with the verse of Afghan poet Bahodine Majrouh and a few short, diarylike pieces written by photographer Steele-Perkins, readers are given an impressionistic glimpse of harsh contemporary life in Afghanistan.
The Victor Weeps: Afghanistan
by Fazal Sheikh
Photographer and journalist Fazal Sheikh traveled to Afghanistan to document the country, recording ruined villages, desolate landscapes, and damaged people. These survivors tell stories of murdered family members, of nearly unimaginable terror and hardship, and of hope for a better future.
War: USA - Afghanistan - Iraq
WAR reveals the story of what the US has faced since 9/11. Featuring 223 photographs, insightful vignettes, and three thought-provoking major essays, WAR is a powerful collaborative effort from VII, a cutting- edge photo agency co-operatively owned by nine elite photojournalists.
Photographer Zalmaļ fled his native Kabul with his brother at the age of 15 upon the Soviet invasion. Long after becoming a citizen of Switzerland and an estimable freelancer, he recently returned to Afghanistan for the third time (officially to document the country post-9/11 for a U.S. magazine) to find his subjects instilled with "an incredible life force that had survived despite everything."