Afghanistan: Two Sides of the Story / Antonio Olmos
The trips had two purposes. One was to photograph the civilian side of the conflict and how it affected non-combatants caught in the middle. In a war that mostly focuses on the security needs of the United States and Europe, the needs of Afghan civilians are often overlooked.
Antonio arrived in London in 1994, by way of Mexico and California. He has worked extensively in the Americas, the Middle East and Africa; for newspapers and magazines around the world as well as leading NGOs and corporates.
“I try to make photographs that will engage the viewer and if that means using what many call beauty so be it. If you want people to listen through photography, you must engage the viewer, to get them to notice, to look, to pay attention.”
(To read more about Antonio Olmos, see Who we are)