Farzana Wahidy

Farzana Wahidy is a pioneering Afghan photojournalist. After the Taliban took over the country in 1996 and prohibited the education of women, she attended an underground school with other students in Kabul. When the Taliban was ousted, she enrolled in a two-year program with the AINA Photojournalism Institute. In 2004, Wahidy began working for Agence-France Presse, becoming the first female Afghan photojournalist to work for an international wire service. She later worked for The Associated Press. Wahidy’s photographs primarily showcase the daily lives of women.