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Afghan Child - Theodore Liasi, 1995.

4 May 2007

Afghan Child – Theodore Liasi, 1995.
Photographer since 1986, EPUK member since 2007.

This photograph is one of my favourites as well as my worst. Aside from being an award-winning image (Amnesty International Photojournalist of the Year 1996), it does nevertheless take me back to Kabul in Afghanistan in January 1995 and the Indira-Ghandi hospital.

I was on assignment for the Scotsman at a time when there were only three journalists in Kabul. AFP, BBC and Reuters.

The 8-10 year-old girl was in the children’s ward along with several other kids all of whom had been burnt by an exploding landmine. Apart from the severe injuries she had sustained, her screams I still hear today.

Theodore Liasi is a photojournalist with over 20 years experience, covering areas of conflict and social documentary, more recently travel and portraiture.

He was recognised by Amnesty International as Photojournalist of the Year in 1996, and Theo has covered conflicts in Rwanda, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Liberia among others.

His work has been exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival, Children’s Museum in Scotland, London’s Africa Centre and several other major cities around the UK.

Theo says his best moment was when he was mobbed by hundreds of children in Sierra Leone and referred to as Mr Blue Peter after doing a piece for the childrens TV programme.

Clients include Newsweek, FT, Daily Telegraph, Stern and Gente amongst others and he has broadcast for ABC News and the BBC World Service.

Photographer since 1986, EPUK member since 2007.

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