Photographer Interviews

Picture Story: Untangling the Afghanistan Tragedy

January 18, 2012

By David Walker

© Seamus Murphy/VII

Seamus Murphy has made 14 trips to Afghanistan since 1994, traveling independently and focusing on the evolving  fortunes (and misfortunes) of civilians going about their everyday lives in the war-torn country.

The new multimedia production of “Afghanistan: A Darkness Visible” presents Seamus Murphy’s 2008 book by the same title in an entirely new dimension. Combining Murphy’s black-and-white photographs with historical news footage and contemporary interviews, the half-hour multimedia production from MediaStorm offers a lucid account of a national tragedy unfolding over three decades. Unlike many other journalists who have reported on...

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