1998 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Michael S. Wirtz

The Philadelphia Inquirer

01 January, 1997

A woman prepares to leave home. Dress conventions for women in Afghanistan were profoundly affected by the government takeover of 1996. When the strict Islamic Taliban movement came to power all women were required to cloak themselves in the burkas.

About the photographer

Michael S. Wirtz

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