Poppy “Trails of Afghan Heroine”

In this project, Poppy follows the path of international production of heroine from Afghanistan to London, From the East to the West, his concept was to open/expose the way heroine was sold. The project started in the early 1990s as a news assignment with a close collaboration with Knoth and De Jong. This journey begins in Afghanistan moving through central Asia, Dubai, Somalia and ends in London. In this project, the audience does not only look at the drug exporting routes but also prostitutes, drug addicts and border guards. Poppy tells us a different story, of a place facing danger as a result of multiple threats, drugs, international crime and the spread of AIDS.

What’s so special and why I got inspired by his work is because of the style he used to show his project, over lapping photographs was a good idea and worked for Poppy. His “Journey” was inspiring although a risky one but also relates to my project”My Journey to Karamoja”at the same time,my story is different.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s