The 24 hour news cycle has impaired the outside perception of Afghanistan. News coverage has consisted of a constant stream of Taliban warlords, dismembered Humvee’s and poverty. The German duo of Lukas and Salome Augustin has produced a beautiful film documenting contrary, alternate points of view, along with the depiction of the surprisingly picturesque landscape of Afghanistan.


As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.

We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.

Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif
We wanted to go to other places as well but there were several incidents and security was too bad. Just one day after shooting at the blue mosque in Mazar-e Sharif a mob started from the very same place storming the UN building.

via  Augustin Pictures

Interview with The Atlantic