The box camera photo on the left is a hand painted snowman based on the late Kabul photographer, Zia Uddin Taufiq’s favourite photograph which he took and painted himself. You can listen to Zia Uddin’s snowman story here.

Since the website came online in 2011 this project has given us real joy in shining a positive light on Afghanistan and sharing many stories of inspiring Afghan creativity with people around the world.

If, as we hope, you find Afghanistan a little closer to your heart after exploring these pages, you might like to check out the UK-based charity Afghan Aid who offer practical ways of helping out the people of Afghanistan. You can find a link to their website here.