Afghanistan Like You’ve Never Seen (22 pics)

Grain Laborer Unloading a Truck.

Grain Laborer Unloading a Truck.

A user experience researcher who works for Frog Design, British-born Jan Chipchase has the important job of understanding the way technology influences different cultures. His work has taken him around the world and has earned him a place right next to Steve Jobs in Forbes magazine’s 2010 list of The Smartest People in Tech. Aside from Japan, one of the most interesting and eye-opening places he’s been to is Afghanistan. His goal? To look at the impact of mobile money services in that country. Along the way, Chipchase has taken some truly unique photos of everyday life in Afghanistan, giving us an inside look at this country’s incredible culture.

Election Posters.

Election Posters.

Arabic Signs.

Arabic Signs.

Popular Male Photoshopped Portraiture.

Popular Male Photoshopped Portraiture.

Bollywood Posters on Movie Theater Walls.

Bollywood Posters on Movie Theater Walls.

Market.

Market.

Bank Note.

Bank Note.

Vendor of Boomboxes.

Vendor of Boomboxes.

Pills for Sale.

Pills for Sale.

Advertising Goods.

Advertising Goods.

Truckload of Cattle Skin.

Truckload of Cattle Skin.

Grain Merchant.

Grain Merchant.

Outside a Vendor's Store.

Outside a Vendor’s Store.

Shopping for Burqas.

Shopping for Burqas.

Roadside Filling Stations.

Roadside Filling Stations.

Riding Rickshaws.

Riding Rickshaws.

Roadside Accident.

Roadside Accident.

Stencil Street Art.

Stencil Street Art.

Soviet Tank Graveyard.

Soviet Tank Graveyard.

Kabul Classroom.

Kabul Classroom.

Customized Rifle.

Customized Rifle.

Pellets in Kabul's Gun Market.

Pellets in Kabul’s Gun Market.

Jan Chipchase

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