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 …

Afghanistan’s “Carved” Cultural Center Design

UNESCO has just revealed the winner of a months-long competition seeking a design for a new cultural center in Afghanistan’s Central Highlands region. The competition was launched by UNESCO along with the Afghan government’s Ministry of Information and Culture after the area’s two giant 17th-century cliff-carvings of Buddha were destroyed by Taliban militants. The winning design by an Argentina-based team elegantly “carves” the cultural center …