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The Photographer

Title: The Photographer
By: Emmanuel Guibert

Twenty minutes into this review, and I still can't find just the right words to describe how I feel about what I've just finished reading. I just know I need to write a review, to inform people that this exists, and that it should be read. The Photographer is a book of illustrations and narration punctuated by photographs, but it's more than simply the journey of a photographer, more than the description of a few months in Afghanistan in 1986. I've read few books that have captured such a remarkable sense of resilience, a record of a culture, and a spirit of survival (even in those who don't survive). The reader will get the smallest of glimpses into a way of life totally unlike any that of any person living in America, one that that may not have changed all that much in the last 30 years. It brings a greater understanding and empathy for a region that is often misunderstood, disregarded, and/or outright despised in the West. Afghanistan is a place where despite differences in religion, customs, or traditions, humans act like humans. To see it in such a way is well worth the time it takes to sit down and read this book.

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Posted on Aug. 31, 2015 at 2:04 a.m.

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