- Hardcover: 72 pages
- Publisher: powerHouse Books; 1 edition (August 31, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1576870472
- ISBN-13: 978-1576870471
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Afghanistan Diary: 1992-2000 Hardcover – December 1, 2000
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I am not sure what it is about death and destruction that captivates a photographer's camera, but it must be a tinge of macabre. In "Afghanistan Diary," and through the eye of Edward Grazda, you will get a glimpse of the demented effect that the Taliban zealots have had in Afghanistan. Their oppressive and harsh treatment of women is well documented. The Talibans continue to be in the world news because they support terrorist training camps and harbor the accused terrorist Osama bin Laden. Most recently, March 2001, the Talibans blew up several enormous, priceless, Buddhist statues, which were carved into mountain walls between the second and fifth centuries AD.
Grazda's photographs, while interesting, are not captivating. The reproduction of the photos are often too dark, thus greatly diminishing their impact. If ever a story of struggling common people, amidst despair and depravation, needs to be told, it is in Afghanistan. But, this story is not visible here. Grazda has not laid out the photographs in a coherent manner.Read more ›
The quality of the black and white photographs is extremely poor, so much so that some are hardly worth printing. The overall consensus of the book was that it lacked substance, quality and insightful information; the reading was equally as dark and gloomy.