With the impending presidential elections and the withdrawal of international forces, 2014 is a foreboding year for Afghanistan. However, there is more to the country than war and violence.
There is a rich and diverse contemporary culture that rarely makes it to the news. There are artists, craftsmen, designers, musicians who struggle everyday to preserve a sense of normality that allows for the expression of their creativity.
They are profoundly rooted in the culture and tradition of their country while striving to explore new languages and creative forms.
The Little Book of Kabul is a narrative in fifty photographs and twenty short stories; it is a book made of small close ups and emotions that aim to disclose this hidden face of the city. It is a book of photos and words, of visual and textual snapshots that wants to tell the story of Kabul from a different angle. The Little Book of Kabul is composed of evocative fragments of the ordinary moments of artists’ daily life. It is a homage to Kabul as it is a celebration of creativity, determination and the unexpected potentials of beauty.