Robert Nickelsberg
Afghanistan in Photos

October 21, 2014 6:30 PM    Talk

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 A special New Members’ Mixer event will be held in our Culver City offices with veteran TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg at 6:30 pm on October 21st. Nickelsberg will show and discuss a series of his pictures from Afghanistan, a country he has covered for more than 25 years. With the US due to withdraw most of its troops from Afghanistan this year, and the Taliban already taking back territory in the south, the future of Afghanistan is, at best, uncertain. Nickelsberg’s images show the strikingly harsh beauty of the Afghan landscape, the stories of suffering etched on the faces of ordinary Afghans, and the legacy of the US intervention in this ancient land.  

Robert Nickelsberg has documented Afghanistan since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen entering from Pakistan. He has worked as a TIME magazine contract photographer for nearly thirty years, specializing in political and cultural change in developing countries. His images have appeared in TIMEThe New York TimesNewsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the GuardianParis Match and Stern. His photographs have been exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography and at The New America Foundation in New York. In 2014, Nickelsberg was awarded the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot award for his book Afghanistan – A Distant War, for the best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books. 

Our event is free of charge to each new member and a guest, and there will be a special welcome by Council President Terry McCarthy at the beginning of the program. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to welcoming you in person.

To RSVP, email and provide your name and the name of your guest, or call (424) 258-6160 by Monday, October 20th.