Fardin Waezi is a self-taught photojournalist, born in Kart-e-Now in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Since taking his first photo with an old snapshot camera in his father’s commercial portrait studio at the age of seven, he has been taking photographs for twenty-two years. During the Taliban regime, he worked on the street outside the Ministry of the Interior making official portraits using a wooden box camera. Though these ID card pictures were almost the only photography that the Taliban allowed, Fardin was sometimes beaten and arrested for making them.
Year(s) Awarded: 2012
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