In the Atlantic’s photo-essay, the reader is shown a variety of images that attempt to encapsulate the current state of conflict in Afghanistan in October 2011. The article is comprised of photography instead of writing making of the majority of the content. The reader is presented a visual experience of the conflict in Afghanistan. Accompanying the images are short captions, which sit below the photographs and provide a context for the visual presentation that is provided. Many of the images depict scenes of the local population in and around Kabul, the countries capital, involved in everyday activities. An image of women protesting the occupation ...
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...ty to capture the story of war and conflict, they are still vulnerable to misdirection. It was not until I read the Atlantic photo-essay that this gap of information became clear, if it were not for my own experiences in Afghanistan I might have accepted what first read without question. Perhaps I was naïve, but it shows the importance in the distinction between what you know, and what you do not know.
Harpreet, Paul. “‘The War You Don’t See’: Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine.” Global Policy in Brief. N. p., 24 June 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2014.
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