Monday, September 22, 2008

Just Some People Shots

Today just some human interest shots from my daily excursions "out among them" as the Amish say.

Learning how to drive.
They start 'em young round these parts.

Coming home from school.

Hazara woman and child.
Note that she's got her burkha open.
The Hazara women are least likely to wear one and most likely to raise it when they do.

Hazara boys.
It must have been a rough night.

Part of living long enough to get past the life expectancy is surviving riding a bicycle in Kabul.
Note that all three sets of handlebars have bells.
They ding as much as the car drivers honk.

It used to be that you could tell a married woman from a single woman by how they dressed.
At least in Kabul, that has become more difficult.
Some single women will wear a burkha and many married women do not.

Professional women entering a government compound.
I detect envy emanating from the woman in the burkha.

These old Hazara women actually opened up their burkhas when they saw me taking pictures.

Note the reddish hair on the woman on the left.
She is most likely Nuristani or Tajik, or a blend of both.

I really need to buy some sunglasses!


Charles Gramlich said...


Ello said...

I absolutely love these people shots! I love people watching as it is, so this gives me a chance to people watch in an entirely different country. Thanks for this. I am truly enjoying everything you are posting!

Travis Erwin said...

I always enjoy seeing things through your camera lens.

Barbara Martin said...

I appreciate the time you are taking to photograph the lives of the local residents of kabul. This is a very enlightening experience.

J. L. Krueger said...

Thanks all.

The hard part for me is in selecting the pictures to post here.

I'm fast reaching the point that I need to acquire a new external hard drive for all the pictures!

Vodka Mom said...

i was missing my field trips. Thanks. be safe.

csquaredplus3 said...

Vodka Mom linked to you in a post today. What fascinating photos. I'm anxious to explore your blog more. I'm Chris, nice to meet you.