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Faces of Kabul Moves onto Caol Library

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High Life Highland’s Coal Library is delighted to play host ‘Faces of Kabul’ exhibition, following its success at Fort William Library earlier in the summer.

The exhibition is a photodocumentary produced by Highlands based photojournalist and writer, Nick Sidle and opened at the Highland Library on 24th October, running through until 4th November.

The Highland exhibition is a smaller-scale satellite version following its full presentation at Eden Court in Inverness and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum telling the human story of the people of Kabul and the surrounding areas of Afghanistan in the early months of 2002, shortly after the Taliban regime had fallen.

It is a story of Afghanistan from a different perspective, with a reminder that beyond the politics and conflict, we must never forget the lives of ordinary people – the men, women, children – lives not that dissimilar from our own.

It is a moving story told through the power of images, and one which will take you into a world we have all seen through media coverage but will help you see it with new eyes.

Viewing Afghanistan from the relatively recent historical setting of 2002, provides a route to help us all explore, understand and empathise further with the same world today.

John West, High Life Highland’s, Director of Culture and Learning said:

“We are delighted that this exhibition is now moving on from our library in Fort William to be hosted at Caol Library and for High Life Highland to play a small part in sharing this powerful exhibition, depicting the very human stories behind the headlines, and enabling it to reach more people than it already has.”

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