Ronaldo Dizon: Afghanistan Black & White

The photos of Afghanistan Black & White 2021 feature images captured during the Peace Corps’s War on Hunger in Afghanistan from 1971 through 1973.

Artist Statement:
These photographs are a nostalgic retrospective of my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan. Traveling with the nomadic Afghan tribes in the desert of Baluchistan and surviving the unearthly heat of the deserts and well as surviving the subzero winters of the Hindu Kush Mountains branch of the Himalayas is life experience I’ve tried to capture in my photos.

As we all age, I think fondly of the friendships that were forged there by chance in Afghanistan. I am thankful for sharing a common life purpose in Afghanistan with my four Peace Corps partners in the War on Hunger program. These friends provided a balance perspective to a tragic time in Afghan history. These photographs are their stories as well.

On exhibit at West Las Vegas Library from August 10 through October 12, 2021

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM