Emotional Photo Encounters

Monday, October 15, 2012

In 2011, after 23 years of living apart from each other, two best friends, a French photographer, Fabrice Nadjari and Cedric Houin reconnected and embarked on a journey into the unknown. Being fascinated with Afghanistan’s history and in particular the very secluded north-eastern corner of the country, they were up for a new challenge.

One of their goals was to make locals feel comfortable so they came up with an idea of snapping Polaroid photographs not realizing that many of them never before saw themselves on a photograph. After they noticed the overwhelming reactions, they started to snap photos of the people holding their own photo to show them the concept of time and mixing past with present. They both agreed that the adventure was truly humbling but the one thing that made me emotional was what Fabrice said:

"There was something extremely precious in the way they were holding the image, in the way they wanted to get it as soon as it got out of the camera. It was both the gift and the interaction."
 
Oh boy, they truly captured something special in those photos, didn’t they? xo
 
P.P.S: Remember this sweet project?
 
(via MJz via  The New York Times)

12 comments:

Frøken og Fru said...

lovely pictures :)

have a nice week!

Henriette

Anonymous said...

It's a true talent to capture such a raw emotions. Such a great find Diana. Love, Amy

Ana Degenaar said...

Beyond wonderful!

Patricia Villamil said...

This is truly humbling!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ana:)

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Amy! It's incredible so see how well they captured the moment.

Laura Bear said...

WOW that is so wonderful. Not only are the images gorgeous, but that comment about them seeing and holding the pictures really is a nice little reality check. wonderful!

Amber said...

that must have felt amazing to be able to hand them a photo of themselves.

Diana Mieczan said...

I agree, Laura.

HiLLjO said...

How touching... something each of us have possibly hundreds of; and these people now have one.

Wow.

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, I love your comment:)

Jose said...

I agree, Laura.

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