Photographer Paula Lerner wins a prestigious award for her photographs and videos of the day-to-day lives of women in Afghanistan
Paula Lerner, world renown photographer, has been photographing women for years in Afghanistan. When she spoke last fall, she said it had become too dangerous for her to return.Her photos are beautiful. She has recently won a Webby award for her work.
BEHIND THE VEIL:
An Intimate Journey Into The Lives of Kandahar’s WomenFeaturing Photography by Paula Lerner and Stories by Jessica LeederAs the debate about Afghanistan persists, one set of voices is rarely heard: that of Afghan women. In its multifaceted project, “Behind The Veil,” the Toronto Globe and Mail offers an unprecedented, honest look at life behind the veil for women from all walks of life in Kandahar, home of the Taliban and one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous cities.
Afghanistan Multimedia Receives Webby Award HonorsKnown as the “Oscars of The Internet,” the Webby Awards isthe leading international award honoring excellence on the Web. Out of nearly 10,000 entries received this year, fewer than 15% were distinguished as Official Honorees, and only five in each category were selected as Nominees
Behind The Veil – The Globe and Mail