Faces of hope

30 March – 18 April 2011

Exhibition closed

Clore education centre

This small display of photographs aims to document the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people in Afghanistan.

British photographer Martin Middlebrook was commissioned by the Afghan government as part of the Kabul International Conference in July 2010

A third of the population in Afghanistan live under the poverty line. One in six children die before their fifth birthday, and the average life expectancy is 44. But people there are still full of hope. These photographs are the faces of hope for the future.

The display is supported by the Department for International Development, who are committed to providing UK aid to Afghanistan to support basic services and seek peace and stability after three decades of civil war.

Hazara smile: A metal worker in Afghanistan

Hazara smile
A metal worker in Afghanistan
© Martin Middlebrook.