Afghan Box Camera Project

I’ve just been introduced to an amazing collection of Afghan Box Camera Photography – images taken by photographers in Afghanistan using a “simple type of instant camera called the kamra-e-faoree”. The comprehensive website is dedicated to keeping a record of this generations-old, culturally important method of making portraits. There are even instructions on how to make your own kamra-e-faoree.

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto, former president of Pakistan. Hand-coloured by Tahir.

The website also shows related collections of photographs, including beautiful hand-tinted images such as the one above.