Afganistanske crtice


Što reći o zemlji u kojoj je mir gotovo pa statistička pogreška? O ljudima koje su stoljećima mnogi pokušali pokoriti i slomiti, a nikome to zapravo nije pošlo od ruke. O ljudima koji su u isto vrijeme toliko gostoljubljivi da vam bude neugodno, a sa druge strane toliko skromni i spremni na nama nezamislive životne uvjete. Afganistanci žive u nekom svom…… vremenu, zapravo vrijeme je za njih potpuno nevažna kategorija. Njima su 5, 10, 50 ili 200 godina potupno različiti pojmovi od onih kakvim ih mi smatramo. Samo žive svoje živote i ne zamaraju se s tim što je bilo jučer, a kamoli onim što će donijeti sutra. Sve to u nimalo negativnom smislu. Jednostavno pokušavaju što bolje iskoristiti sadašnjost. Vjerojatno da nije tako, nebi mogli ni opstati tisućama godina u tako surovim uvjetima. Afganistanci znaju da će svi ti stranci prije ili kasnije otići, a oni će ostati i dalje živjeti u svojim pustinjama i na svojim planinama. Upravo zbog toga se ni ne zamaraju previše s onim što nemogu promjeniti. Vrijeme će ionako učiniti svoje.

Djeca u Afganistanu su kao sva djeca svijeta, vesela i razigrana. Jedino što nemaju toliko igračaka kao naša djeca. Zapravo, uopće nemaju igračaka, osim onih koje si sami priskrbe i naprave. No, to ih ne sprječava da i dalje budu djeca u pravom smislu te riječi. S osmijehom na licu trče u školu noseći sa sobom stolicu na kojoj će sjediti. Da, dobro ste pročitali. Infrastruktura u većini škola je toliko loša da djeca sa sobom trebaju donijeti i stolicu u školu ako ne misle sjediti na podu..

Promet u gradovima je na pravi pogled kaotičan. Iako se ne poštuju gotovo nikakva prometna pravila, prometnih nezgoda zapravo ima malo. Sve nekako ima neki unutarnji red i logiku i vrlo brzo se čovjek uklopi u taj košmar. Definitivno su vrlo dobri vozači iako većina njih nikad nije bila u auto školi. Bicikle i kineski motocikli pretvoreni u trokolice sa kabinom su najčešći način prijevoza. Nerijetko se više od 10 ljudi natrpa u jedno takvo vozilo što je zaista fascinantan prizor. Što se tiće normalnih automobila gotovo svi su žuto bijele Toyote ostale od vremena talibana jer su oni zabranili posjedovanje automobila u privatne svrhe. Mogao si imati automobil jedino ako je služio kao taxi. Afganistanci spretni i domišljati kakvi jesu odmah masovno svi otišli u taksiste..

U post talibanskoj eri Afganistan počinje slobodnije živjeti, žene slobodno same šetaju ulicama, ljudi slušaju radio prijemnike i gledaju tv, djeca idu u školu, puštaju zmajeve i igraju se loptom. Sve te nama tako obične stvari ovde su dugo vremena bile strogo zabranjene i kažnjive. Daleko je sve to od idealnog ali ipak se vidi pomak na bolje. Nadam se da će s vremenom biti još bolje, ovi ljudi to definitivno zaslužuju. Dragi moji prijatelji toliko za sada, nadam se da vam se sviđaju fotografije i da sam vam barem malo približio ovu daleku i nepristupačnu zemlju punu dragih i zanimljivih ljudi.

















9 thoughts on “Afganistanske crtice

  1. I don’t know how people would react, but I enjoy street photographs taken with a shorter lens so that you can get closer: it lends a more personal look to the images and gives more context.

  2. Happy picture... says:

    I really enjoyed seeing your pictures.

  3. Markin Maryland says:

    I would be so worried taking photos in Afghanistan thinking that someone would think I was up to something. Nothing worst then getting shot taking a photo. I feel the same way when you are in a US city in the wrong part of town, luckily there are often nothing worth taking photos of there.

  4. Bajerunner says:

    I like them , good depictions of life.

  5. Nice shots.

  6. hi

    nice job

    i like some of them but didn’t like the ones you got from behind the women and children

    what i like is through your lens you allowed me (at least) to see another part of Afghanistan that was always absent from news and reports!! i also like to see how life is creeping bit by bit back to that country>

    hope one day women will get their rights back… the other day a friend of mine have posted pictures of Afghanistan in the 60’s life was so different you just keep wondering what went wrong..

    your pictures are good (from photojournalism or street perspective) as they have got me thinking out loud

    thanks for posting and have a sfae journey back home..(if you are home then welcome back )

  7. I like your pictures a lot. Some good representation of daily life there. I am concerned that you are taking pictures of the women. The hard line conservatives might react very badly to you taking those liberties. Be careful and safe.

    Kevin

  8. Matthias Jurisch says:

    Hello Mirko…this is one part of the world I would not even think of doing street photography…my respect to you for your courage (insanity ???)…I can really see and feel the distance of your subjects, but I would not expect to see anything else from that part of the world. I guess one would have to live with an Afghan family for a while to get warm personal photos of people doing their everyday chores…your other photography on your website( people, places, events ) looks really good, but I must say these photos of Afghanistan do not really show your true photographic skills…and I think any photographer would have a real difficult time producing good reportage photos in that part of the world…If I were photographing there, I would probably be looking over my shoulder most of the time, and also be very scared. Take good care and keep up the good work.
    Matthias

  9. It’s always a treat to see candid/street photography depicting other cultures; great job, man.