Photojournalist Teru Kuwayama has been photographing Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir throughout the last decade, returning throughout the years that Afghanistan was relegated to 'the forgotten war'. In this video Teru shares with us his striking images of the region and explains why it continues to hold his focus. Produced in association with an exhibition of works at Saxony stores in Sydney and Melbourne. Visit saxony.com.au/page/installations/photography-teru-kuwayama/ for more information.
Teru Kuwayama is a photographer from New York. His work over the past decade has focused on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. In 2004, while working in Iraq, he designed Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travellers. In 2007 he launched the Battlespace project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, presenting an unsanitized, unfiltered view of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a 2009–2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a 2010 TED Global Fellow and a 2010 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a US Marine battalion in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He is a 2012 TED Senior Fellow.