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Former teahouse next to the wreckage of the old, Soviet-era 'Afghan Exhibition of Economic and Social Achievements' in Kabul.
Balloons were illegal
under the Taliban. December 2001.

I was astonished that this picture and this project was so successful. There were more than 30 solo shows of the work, from Texas to Guernsey and it was still touring in 2010. My most well known picture, I thought it was OK to make the edit, it was my publisher Dewi Lewis who spotted it and elevated it to the cover of the book.
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