Photo by @farshadusyan
“I use photography as a tool for social change,” says Farshad Usyan (@farshadusyan), a 25-year-old photojournalist from northern Afghanistan. “I am interested in people’s stories, cultures, livelihoods, struggles and how they overcome them, and my photography depicts the everyday challenges that my country faces. Many people outside of Afghanistan only know it through media covering the war, but do not know what we face in our everyday lives — how women are still being mistreated, how many children are still laborers and how climate change is affecting our agriculture. I believe that photojournalism is a way to promote change because images touch people and compel them to act.”
Watch our story to see photos of everyday life in Afghanistan.