This week on the “Photo-shoots I’ve loved” series is “Wahkan, An Other Afghanistan” shot by French photographers Fabrice Najari and Cedric Houin. This is a series concentrating on Wahkan, a province in Afghanistan. The photographers first photographed their subjects with Impossible Project instant film and then handed them the Polaroid to photograph them again. The photographs of the subjects themselves are in black and white, while the Polaroid is in color. This emphasizes the photograph and, I think, the fact that most of these people have never been photographed before, or have even seen a camera. Adding to this is the fact that in some photos, the subjects are looking away or hiding their faces as though embarrassed or afraid, others stare straight into the lens determinedly.
What do you think of these images? Is it fair that some subjects look physically uncomfortable having their photograph taken and the photographers proceeded with it anyway?
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