In the Picture: Afghanistan – A Distant War

Talk Tuesday 11 March 2014, 7:00 PM

Renowned photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has documented Afghanistan since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen crossing the border from Pakistan. Since then he has returned to the country numerous time for Time magazine, capturing the brutality and suffering, and often the beauty, of the convulsions that have engulfed the country.

Afghanistan – A Distant War presents an extraordinary portfolio of the country’s history, from the mujahideen’s expulsion of the Soviet Union to the US withdrawal 25 years later.

Nickelsberg will be joined in conversation by Owen Bennett-Jones, freelance journalist, BBC correspondent in Pakistan between 1998 and 2001 and author of Pakistan: Eye of the Storm.