Thomas Dworzak, Taliban portrait


This German photographer, who was formed through the hardships of photojournalism, knows to perfection all the conflicts of the Caucasian, Macedonian and Kosovo areas. He has portrayed common people from these countries, just like many others. Everything seems perfectly normal so far, but what’s unique to Dworzak is that he portrayed Talibans, and even took the license to paint those pictures, simulating a pop style, and thus transforming these guerrilla men into authentic pseudo-celebrities. Maybe next Christmas we’ll be replacing our Marilyn pictures with a dashing Taliban.

*Vice Holland, taking inspiration in this Dworzak reportage, shot a photo session reinterpreting the original, but not without adding their own characteristic ironic touch. These Vice Holland guys are so badass!

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