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Prisoners of War
Photograph by Lois Raimondo

Taliban fighters who had just surrendered at the Kunduz front line are taken in a loosely guarded convoy to a minimum-security prison in a nearby village. When asked why these prisoners were still carrying loaded weapons, a Northern Alliance commander replied: “It is no problem. They are defeated, and their spirit is broken.” Shortly after this picture was taken, some Taliban prisoners staged an uprising at Mazar-e-Sharif, a one-day battle that left hundreds dead.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fuji 200 negative
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Early afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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