Afghan faces: An alternative visage

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The Independent Culture

John Casson, author of new book Afghan Faces, says that despite concern over the legitimacy of the war in Afghanistan the Afghan people are worth fighting for.

His new book seeks to redress the notion of Afghanistan presented in Western media and replace images of war with the faces of its people.

Casson and professional photographer Jeremy Rata made the journey to the war torn nation where they photographed children playing in the streets, women socialising, traders at market stalls and victims of landmine bombs.

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During their visit the team faced the harrowing scene of a terrorist attack that had happened only a few hours before.

All the profits from the book will be donated to Help for Heroes, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and Sandy Gall’s Afghanistan Appeal.

Afghan Faces can be purchased from Waterstones for £35.00

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