Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Kandahar Journal

I found a wonderful blog the other day. It's the journal of Richard Johnson, a Canadian illustrator who is documenting his time in Afghanistan. The sketches are fascinating (and it's interesting to see him gain assurance as he goes along - he mentions in the first post that he's a little rusty), but the prose is just as good.

Afghanistan is often overlooked with all the noise and confusion and anger over Iraq. It's good to see this ongoing effort to rebuild and restore being documented so vividly.

News combat art isn't seen much anymore, but there's something very evocative about it. Maybe it's because the sketches have to be done with deliberation. I certainly find something in them that reaches me in a way photographs don't.

A Kandahar Journal

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alan Johnston released..