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Lana Šlezić February 22, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, 2005

Lana Šlezić (b.1973 Canada) has been a professional photographer since 2000. In 2005 Lana was invited to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swaart Masterclass in Amsterdam, one of 12 young photographers selected world-wide. Later that year she published her first book “Forsaken” which in 2008 was chosen as one of the Top Ten Photo Books of the Year by American Photo Magazine. She has exhibited in Canada, Netherlands, France, United States, and many other countries. Publications include National Geographic, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Paris Match.

About the Photograph:

“This body of work from my book “Forsaken” represents a very emotional journey that has allowed me to learn about Afghan woman’s lives in an intimate setting. At the worst of times the stories are horrific and at best they are consistent. It is my hope that the final collection of photographs will communicate, influence and inspire others to learn more about the plight of Afghan women. Most Afghan women and girls understand all too well the concept of fear and subservience. As human beings it is our responsibility to not only see and hear, but to listen and act.”

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