A Hazara man directs his son to pose in front of camera, on the top of Shahtu Pass, in Yakawlang District, in the Hazara-dominated province of Bamiyan. Shahtu is one of the most incredible mountain passes in Afghanistan–the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Contrary to the image of Afghanistan as a dusty arid desert country, in fact 70 percent of Afghanistan total area is mountains.

Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 2006

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