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Side by Side | ICRC Centre Kabul by Yuri Kozyrev 2012 and James Nachtwey 2009

TIME just posted Yuri Kozyrev’s work from Afghanistan on Lightbox, under the title ‘Afghanistan Now’, some of which is featured in this week’s print issue, dated 11 June 2012 to accompany Aryn Baker’s article  on President Hamid Karzai headlined ‘On His Own’.

Frame 14 in the Kozyrev’s  slideshow from ICRC orthophedic centre in Kabul gave a me flashback to a James Nachtwey frame from the same place taken in 2009 for an ICRC campaign to mark their 150th anniversary.

Many similarities in the photographs, but looking at them side-by-side and seeing two amputees from different generations also provides a pretty sad reflexion of not just an issue continuing to face the people of Afghanistan but perhaps the state of the country in wider sense.

Orthophedic center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul.
Left: © Yuri Kozyrev, 2012.
Right: ©  James Nachtwey, 2009.

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Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Side-by-Side