The Afghan Box Camera Project

What an amazing project! I could spend hours going through the photos in their gallery! 🙂 Makes me want to bring out my brownie and start taking pictures with it again! (just need to make a portable darkroom first! 😉

The Afghan Box Camera is a simple box-shaped wooden camera traditionally used by photographers working from a street pitch, who produce, by-and-large, instant identity portraits (akhs: عکس) for their clients. In Dari the camera is known as kamra-e-faoree ().which means ‘instant camera’. It’s also less frequently called kamra-e-faoree-e-chobi (instant wooden camera) or kamra-e-chobi (wooden camera).

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