Tag Archives: Gitta van Buuren

Gitta van Buuren (www.gittavanbuuren.com), born in The Netherlands, she lives in Amsterdam. Since 2003 she has visited Afghanistan five times as unembedded photographer and volunteer for Afghan photojournalists.


PRIVATE 56 | School

Good news, it infuses this issue with a sense of joy, and with an aspect of carefree childhood seized in flight. There is a feeling of solemnity, but a tender solemnity. An innocence that confronts the world, its difficulties and the trials of study, but it is amusing, happy, and touching.

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Gitta van Buuren | School in Uruzgan

Today it is almost impossible to photograph Afghan schools. Following frequent attacks by the Taliban and other orthodox elements on schools’ students and teachers who are often girls and women, the Ministry of Education no longer gives permission for visits.