foto//friday . walking

After visiting multiple micro-hydro electricity generating sites we started backtracking down the dirt roads towards one last destination. This was the day before we left Afghanistan.

I was frustrated because I had not captured a good photograph of Afghan women dressed in burquas. Since it is culturally taboo for me (a man) to photograph a woman, I was always on alert for the chance to get a photograph without too much “disruption”. We are going about 30mph down the road and I see my opportunity. I asked the driver to slow down and started to shoot through the windshield of the vehicle. This was the shot that I captured.

You can see the woman on the right was walking without her burqua over her, but as soon as she saw me photographing she began to pull it down over her face. I love the colors in this photograph.

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