Friday, June 3, 2011

Photographer James Lee captures daily Afghan life

Yes, that's a photo of a goat's head being cooked. 
James Lee spent three years stationed in Iraq, as a U.S. Marine. After his time there, Lee went to Afghanistan, but not in uniform.
He retired to become a photographer because he says he wanted to tell the stories of the Afghan people, stories of a culture and a country that he found fascinating. While many photojournalists focus their cameras on the international troops, Lee turns his towards the people and their daily lives, he says, to understand them.
His images were on display at San Francisco City Hall, as part of an exhibit called “Afghanistan in Four Frames."
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