• Exhibition: Afghanistan - The Transition

Exhibition: Afghanistan - The Transition

27 October 2014 to 28 November 2014


Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs from Afghanistan by award-winning photojournalists
Andrea Bruce and Mikhail Galustov at the London School of Economics.
2014 is a crucial time for Afghanistan. NATO troops are preparing to leave the country and presidential and provincial elections are being held. But with the world’s attention focused on the military handover and political wrangling, the daily reality for ordinary Afghans trapped in an escalating conflict is too often forgotten.
In a country with some of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in the world, the conflict is having a devastating impact on Afghan communities. Many people, particularly those in remote areas, struggle to get the healthcare they need.
People’s stories reveal the war’s toll: an entire family blown up by a landmine while bringing a new baby home from hospital; people forced to hold night-long ‘death watches’ over sick or injured loved ones as fighting rages outside. As casualties from violence mount, the unmet medical and humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to soar.

About the photographers
For the past ten years Andrea Bruce has photographed in the world’s most troubled areas. Her recent work in Iraq and Afghanistan chronicles the lives of people living in the aftermath of war.
Bruce is the recipient of awards from the White House Press Photographers’ Association, the Overseas Press Club of New York and the Missouri School of Journalism’s International Pictures of the Year competition. She currently divides her time between Kabul and Washington, DC.
Based in the Middle East, Mikhail Galustov studied broadcast journalism at Moscow State University. He has travelled to 56 countries on news assignments for many of the major US and European newspapers and magazines, covering stories in still photography and film. Galustov’s current projects are character-based documentaries that focus on transformations in the developing world.

About MSF in Afghanistan
The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been working in Afghanistan since the early 1980s and currently runs a surgical trauma centre in Kunduz and a maternity hospital in Khost. MSF also supports the Afghan Ministry of Public Health in Ahmed Shah Baba hospital in Kabul and Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
In all these locations, MSF provides quality medical care, free of charge. For its work in Afghanistan, MSF relies on private funding and does not accept money from any government.

Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Cost: Free