when interests coincide

Afg_plastics_2007

…and where those coincidences seem to occur. Above, I’m face to face (or rather, face to camera to face) with this plastic ewer seller in Herat in September 2007, while searching for the source of war carpets. This was an image almost forgotten until the image below was discovered by Zoe in the midst of our internet research. And so last week the photo archive of the American International School in Kabul, photographs taken in the 1960s and 1970s, revealed that not much has changed in the daily life of some Afghans. And the connection? Plastics and modernity is an ongoing interest. Afghanistan is more recent.

Afg_plastics_1972

And tangentially, while on this theme, zoom into Chris Jordan’s paintings. Warning: it ain’t great art, but it’s worth searching his first series to find his Barbie Dolls! Thanks Christine for the link…

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