Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Gallery of Afghan photos by Steve McCurry
A friend of mine was kind and thoughtful enough to sent me this photo, which kind of blew my mind, as it was taken in 1984, as opposed to 1919 or even 1897 and then tinted with color...
I wrote back to thank my friend and ask where the photo came from, and it was taken by one of the world's leading photographers, Steve McCurry.
Though you may not know his name, chances are you have seen his work over the past 30 years, including his iconic photo of an Afghan girl which graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985. There's a new exhibit of his Afghan photos, taken from the late Seventies until now, at the Beetles + Huxley Gallery in London, from May 12th to June 7th.
Unfortunately I won't be in London, or even the UK, at that time, but thanks to the magic of the "inter-web" I was still able to enjoy seeing a handful of the photos, and now so can you.