The Skate Girls of Kabul

Award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s powerful “Skate Girls of Kabul” series is currently on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery and is set to be published in an upcoming book. Dobson traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to capture the inspiring story of the organization Skateistan, which empowers young Afghan girls through the usually male-dominated sport of skateboarding. By providing the girls with an open skatepark and the support of a nurturing, like-minded community, Skateistan hopes to encourage the youngsters back into full-time education.