On 31 March 2011 the opening of the exhibition Fragments of Tradition, Beauty and Hope, Photographs by 13 young men and women from Bamiyan takes place at 16.00 hours in the Prince Claus Fund Gallery. The Prince Claus Fund is honoured that HE Mr Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation, has kindly agreed to open the exhibition. In the province of Bamiyan, situated in Afghanistan’s central highlands, thirteen young men and women (amateur photographers) from different districts were invited to look at their environment through the lens of a camera.

The exhibition shows the results of a workshop offered by the 3rd Eye Photojournalism Center and supported by the Prince Claus Fund. The photographs illustrate the resilience of people in the midst of conflict. These photographs also give a unique and personal insight into the geographic, social and political context of life in Afghanistan and the reconstruction and peace-building efforts that are going on. These pictures of Afghan society, culture and landscape will enhance our understanding of Afghanistan through the eyes of young Afghan photographers. The aim of the workshops was to build the capacity of young amateur photographers in Afghanistan. In the workshop, photography functioned as an instrument for social development, cultural reflection and preservation, women’s emancipation, capacity building and youth empowerment.

More information on the workshop given by the 3rd Eye Photojournalism Center can be found on this part of our website (link).

The exhibition can be seen from 31 March 2011 until 17 June 2011 in the Prince Claus Fund Gallery at the Herengracht 603, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Exhibitions in the Gallery are free to visits by the public from Monday to Friday from 10.00 hours – 17.00 hours.

Register here if you wish to be present at the opening on 31 March at 16.00 hours.

film made by 3rd Eye Center for Photojournalism in Bamiyan, Afghanistan from Prince Claus Fund on Vimeo.

The exhibition Fragments of Tradition, Beauty and Hope, Photographs by 13 young men and women from Bamiyan can be seen from 31 March – 17 June 2011 in the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in the Netherlands. The exhibition shows the results of a workshop offered by the 3rd Eye Photojournalism Center and supported by the Prince Claus Fund. 13 young men and women from different districts of the province Bamiyan were taught to photograph for 3 months. After that an exhibition was organised in Bamiyan with thier work.
These pictures of Afghan society, culture and landscape will enhance our understanding of Afghanistan through the eyes of young Afghan photographers.

In this film made by Basir Seerat you see Najibullah Musafer, the Director of the 3rd Eye Center for Photojournalism and photographer going around in Bamiyan and taking some photos. After that you see the opening of the exhibition with work form the students that was held in Bamiyan.

Source: http://www.princeclausfund.org

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