Ethnic tensions and a controversial mullah in India, bored German soldiers in Afghanistan, a stalled revolution in Syria, Gaddhafi’s fall in Libya, elections in Egypt and much in-between: This was my 2011. Above is a slideshow with some of my favorite stories and pictures from this year.
Posts Tagged ‘afghanistan’
While borders inside Europe have almost vanished, the European Union struggles to close its external borders. Thousands of refugees, mostly from Afghanistan and African countries, try to get into Europe every day. Many pay for it with their lives. In the coming months, I will travel along Europe’s external borders to document the situation of refugees there. My aim is to create a major body of work that highlights the refugee crisis along the European Union’s external borders in a cohesive and comprehensive way. This project is funded in part by the Stiftung Kulturwerk, a German foundation that supports cultural and journalistic projects.
I’ve just returned from an embed with an US Army medical evacuation unit based near Kandahar. Less blurry photos will come soon.