Alerting everyone to photojournalist Maya Alleruzzo's good works. Her story -- outlining the trials and tribulations of an Iraqi officer badly injured during a Christmas Day ambush -- has produced some results. Perhaps just a drop in the bucket, but a drop nonetheless. Here's a link to the full update. The lede is below.
I wanted to alert everyone to an interesting book produced by Redux Pictures photographer Katherine Kiviat and journalist Scott Heidler. The two-year book project, Parwana, documents the stories of women in Afghanistan who areacting as "agents of change" there. It also documents the changing roles of women in the society. The book, which has also been translated in Dari and Pashtu, has been distributed to girls schools across Afghanistan. Photographs and interviews from the book are also currently on exhibit at the Afghan Donor’s Conference in London, althought Kiviat and Heidler say it is difficult to get in to see them during the actual conference due to security concerns. I have posted a press release of the event below.
Check out Maya Alleruzo's new essay -- Injured soldier 'a beacon of hope' -- in the Washington Times. it is the story of Capt. Furat, an Iraqi officer badly injured during a Christmas Day ambush. Interesting insight into the special challenges faced by Iraqi soldiers. Here's the lede.... By Maya Alleruzzo THE WASHINGTON TIMES January 25, 2006 BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- The powerful legs that carried him through battle lay stretched before him, motionless underneath a blanket. The broad shoulders and bulging forearms that once easily carried an 80-pound machine gun lay limp at his sides. Somewhere in Iraq, those who tried to kill him wait to finish the job. Capt. Furat, 28, struggles to sort out a life that was shattered Christmas Day in an ambush by gunmen disguised as Iraqi soldiers while he was visiting his family.
Smiling through the pain: Capt. Furat managed a laugh despite his wounds at the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Iraq. MAYA ALLERUZZO (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
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