As part of the 12th annual Photoville Festival in New York City, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring the work of photographers Sabiha Çimen, Luisa Dörr, Fatimah Hossaini, Diana Markosian, and Kristina Varaksina in the exhibition of the Pulitzer Center-supported project, Far from Home.
Photoville is an ongoing event with exhibits in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, beginning on June 3, 2023. Throughout the festival, there will be in-person and virtual storytelling events, artist talks, educational programming, and open-air exhibitions in parks and other New York public spaces.
Learn more about the exhibit below, and visit this link to learn more about Photoville 2023.
When the Taliban walked into the capital of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, America’s longest war came to an end. The vacuum left by the exit of U.S. troops forced tens of thousands of Afghans to flee. Some were evacuated by Western nations. Others escaped on foot. Many Afghan women saw their hard-won gains evaporate overnight.
In Far From Home: Afghan Women After the Taliban Takeover, TIME worked with a global team of female journalists and photographers to look at how refugees were attempting to build new lives abroad one year after the fall of Kabul, from the beaches of Florida to the neighborhoods of Rome.
Starting anew has not been easy. The women ache for their homeland and their loved ones, unsure when they will see them again beyond their cell phone screens. At night, they often return to Afghanistan in their dreams. As the Taliban intensify crackdowns, the women who managed to get out mourn the loss of freedoms across their nation. These are women who once were full of optimism for their country. Now, they are free and safe. But they are also far from the homes they love—and the futures they deserve.
This TIME project was supported by the Pulitzer Center and produced in collaboration with Rukhshana Media, which is dedicated to telling the stories of Afghan women.
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