August 26 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 2:00 pm
Resilience: Yet Here We Are
Glimpses into Afghan lives after the fall of the Taliban, 2003-2006
Flavia Abdurahman and Gabor Dunajszky
Pivot Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre
Opening 6pm Friday 26 August 2022
26 August – 9 October 2022
What is resilience? How do people try to lead normal lives amidst the chaos of conflict? These photographs and videos by Flavia Abdurahman and Gabor Dunajszky document moments in time for Afghans after the fall of the Taliban.
The recent re-occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban makes these images cherished memories of a time when the country was trying to recover, rebuild and reimagine its future. During this brief period, 2003 to 2006, Afghanistan tried to re-create itself as a viable democracy. Its new Constitution protected women’s rights. It was moving from tribal militia to a national Army and National Police Force and navigating its way with international humanitarian and civil-military actors.