Forsaken

Forsaken

Book - 2007
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In March 2004, award-winning Canadian photographer Lana Slezic went to Afghanistan with, in her own words, preconceived notions and a knapsack full of naivety. She believed the ousting of the Taliban in 2001 meant that girls were back at school, women had discarded the burka, and the environment was less oppressive for women.What Slezic discovered about the truth prompted her to lengthen a six week assignment into a two-year stay. During that time, Slezic travelled quietly and unobtrusively through many regions of Afghanistan, talking to women and girls who were willing to tell her their stories. With its searing stories and heart stopping, full-colour images, Forsaken allows some of these women to speak directly to us, and in the process attempts to redress the imbalance in the conversation.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780887842184
0887842186
Characteristics: [128] p. : col. ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

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Mar 19, 2012

Powerful, poignant, and beautiful. Photographs by Lana Slezic of Afghan women that capture their sorrows and dreams in unguarded moments. See her website http://www.lanaslezic.com/ to view more of her photos. She is also featured in Snapshot: The Art of Photography - a six-part series showcases innovative Canadian photographers from across the creative spectrum. See http://knowledge.ca/program/snapshot-the-art-of-photography.

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