Adena's Favorite Photo

Hi Everyone!

My favorite photograph from the NPPA: The Best of Photojournalism 2006 can be found by clicking on the following link:


The photo features an Afghan man washing himself near Kabul. I like this photo for a variety of reasons. First of all, I think that the shot is framed very well, as the man washing himself is found in the lower third on the right side of the photo. Also, I really like the colors in the photo, since it appears that the picture was taken right around sundown.

In terms of content and emotional value, I like this photo because it contrasts most that we see of Afghan subjects. When we usually think of Afghanistan, we consider photos of camouflaged soldiers and fleeing civilians. This photo displays a rare quiet moment in which the countryside appears peaceful. A man is just carrying out his daily routine. In addition, the mountain behind the man is quite striking, adding to the value of the photo.

Have a Good Week!

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