Many Danes primarily think of Afghanistan as a dusty battlefield where Danish soldiers have risked their lives fighting the Taliban.
We want to show that Afghanistan today is much more than that. We want to give voice to the Afghans and look at their society from their own perspective. Life continues in Afghanistan in spite of challenges, and many succeed in creating a meaningsful existence out of a chaotic everyday life.
Many years of war and conflict have caused great havoc in Afghanistan, but the rebuilding is in full swing. Afghanistan still faces big challenges, however; not least the enormous opium business is destabilising the society.
We hope you will enjoy exploring the site.
Afghanistan – a different view
Afghanistan is a country full of contrasts and the gap between rich and poor is huge.
As the gallery beneath shows, the contrasts are amply visible in Kabul, where mud huts and large modern mansions of glass and steel can be found side by side. Where you find women wearing burqas and business men in suits, horse-drawn carriages and big SUVs, the traditional and the modern in combination.
All photos in the gallery have been taken by photographer Lars Schmidt between 2010 and 2013.