About the Book
This book reflects through beautiful photography and descriptive text a time in Afghanistan's past when there existed a "sliver of peace". This full color book contains over 100 original photos taken with slide film. The author, John Tobias, lived and traveled throughout Afghanistan from 1970 through 1972. He visited many remote, exotic and rarely photographed regions of this fascinating country and its diverse culture.
John Tobias began expressing himself through photography as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan from 1970 to 1972. He roamed the crowded bazaars of Kabul in search of photo opportunities which presented themselves generously in the form of faces rich in character, framed in colorful and exotic scenes that seemed painted with a timeless brushstroke. The images and narrative in Images of Afghanistan, 1970-1972, A Time of Peace, reflect a peaceful sliver of time prior to the onset of over 30 years war. It is an historical retrospective which offers insight into the pre-war nature of Afghanistan and its strong, resilient, and beautiful people. John Tobias lives in Dana Point, California with his wife Laurel and their dog, Maddox. He is a licensed addiction's counselor and a friend of Bill W. for the past 25 years..