About the Ebook
Chris Lowry's photographic retrospective is no ordinary travel book.
With striking images interspersed with sparse, but illuminating text, the author captures a country on the verge of a wrenching descent into violent disintegration. Torn asunder as an object of geopolitical rivalry between the superpowers, only to emerge as the epicentre of what came to be known as the Global War on Terror, Afghanistan has today become a tragic case study in blowback.
Lowry's book is a treasury of memory. It provides powerful testament to the existence of alternative possibilities, and underscores the terrible cost of empires and ideologies in collision.
"Chris Lowry’s photos and narrative do not pretend to offer an explanation and analysis of all this war and repression, but they challenge the viewer and reader to re-assess “Afghanistan” and its people and landscapes, as if seeing and considering them clearly for the first time." —Grahame Russell, international human rights lawyer, Founder/Director of the NGO, Rights Action
Chris Lowry is a media producer and educator who works for a convivial post-carbon future in the long now. Buy: the gorgeous English hardcover version here http://www.blurb.ca/b/7731368-afghanistan-before-the-rain-of-fire The lovely French hardcover version here http://www.blurb.ca/b/7709621-afghanistan-avant-la-pluie-de-feu The English ebook here http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/599890-afghanistan-before-the-rain-of-fire The French version ebook here http://www.blurb.ca/ebooks/613245-afghanistan-avant-la-pluie-de-feu