Afghanistan Through Teenagers' Eyes
What happens when you give cameras to a group of Kabul teens? You see Afghanistan not as a place of war and violence, but as a country where children still play and life carries on.
Eggs for sale: Last year, a group of teenagers at Afghanistan's Marefat School were given cameras as part of a photography project with teens at Philadelphia's Constitution High School. The students snapped away, and what emerged from the Afghan side were images of culture, friends, and daily life -- not car bombings and kidnappings. Above, a smiling boy sells eggs at an outdoor market, as photographed by Qasim Moradi, 18.
Ready to read: Razia Rezayi, 19, captured a class of young girls volunteering to read. Some of the student photographers had never held a camera prior to this project, funded by a $105,000 grant from the American Association of Museums.