Book Club – Zalmaï, Dread and Dreams in Afghanistan

Virtual event


November 2, 2021
10:00–11:15AM EDT

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The game is over, the winner is the loser, or the loser is the winner! That is not the point, the point is the Afghan people will continue to suffer endlessly. Photo: Zalmaï

In this Book Club event, Ziyah Gafic speaks with Zalmaï about his book “Dread and Dreams.”

Afghan-born photographer Zalmaï was forced to flee to Switzerland at the age of 15 after the 1980 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. As a freelance photographer, Zalmaï spent years capturing the human cost of war around the world and in his home country, Afghanistan, where he also sees signs of hope. Dread and Dreams brings together photographs Zalmaï made between 2008 and 2013 against the backdrop of the 14-year U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan that culminated in 2014 with the withdrawal of American troops.

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