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Afghan Box Camera

@ Birk, Lukas & Foley, Sean

978-1907893445

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Publisher's presentation :

"Afghan Box Camera documents a living form of photography in danger of disappearing forever. Known as the kamra-e-faoree ("instant camera"), Afghanistan is one of the last places on earth where it has continued to be used by photographers as a way of making a living. Hand-made out of wood, it is a camera and darkroom in one, and generations of Afghans have had their portraits taken with it, usually for identity documents. Under the Taliban, with the banning of photography, it was even outlawed, forcing photographers to hide or destroy their tools.

[...] With the help of dozens of Afghan photographers Afghan Box Camera illustrates the technique and artistry of a previously untold and visually enthralling photographic culture."

176 pages - Hardcover, no DJ

dewi lewis publishing, 2013

New - Mint condition

36,00 €

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