When it was known that an allied invasion of Afghanistan British and American forces to defeat the Taliban was imminent the world's media sought routes to reach the capitol Kabul by the fastest possible means. It was widely believed that the most common route from Peshawar on the Pakistan border would be impracticable and so many of us decided to fly to Tajikistan and drive over the Hindu Kush approach from the north. This was a far more perilous route than first envisioned though incredibly picturesque. It took almost a week to travel the mountain pass supply roads in a clapped out old open truck but along the way I was lucky to make pictures that complimented the mission I was assigned to in Kabul. The photographs here show scenes from the aforementioned journey followed by work made in and around Kabul post invasion.
© Derek Hudson 2020
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