Afghanistan Mission , July 1 2009
Photography Exhibition Opens at the German House
The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations hosted a reception on Wednesday, jointly with the Permanent Mission of Germany, to mark the opening of a photography exhibition entitled “Afghanistan – The Country and its People.”
The exhibition showcases more than a hundred photographs by the renowned German photographer Mr. Helmut R. Schulze taken in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2008. The photographs display the breathtaking landscapes and eloquent faces of Afghanistan, showing an alluring and intriguing country that is often eclipsed in the media by images of war and devastation. Although depicting the poverty and isolation of many of the inhabitants, Mr. Schulze’s photographs nevertheless show an enduring, patient people dedicated to survival despite the difficulties.
At the reception, Guests were drawn from a diverse pool of diplomatic and civil society, and included many prominent Afghans. Ambassador Tomas Mattusek of Germany and Ambassador Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan made welcoming remarks, and Mr. Schulze delivered a few remarks about the photographs and his experiences in Afghanistan. The Mission of Afghanistan provided a buffet dinner of traditional Afghan food.
The exhibition will be housed in the German House from 1 to 15 July, 2009.