Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan ahead of upcoming presidential elections, where the first female governor in the country, Habiba Sarabi, is now the first woman running for vice-president. Yesterday, shilling for corporations. Today, shilling for illegal military occupations. Forever, ignorant and illiterate photojournalists at the forefront of the use of faux-humanist discourse to veil […]
Asim Rafiqui is a Ph.D. research candidate at the University of Delft, Department of Architecture. He is a member of the Topological Atlas project researching methodologies for producing visual counter-geographies at border sites. Asim’s research looks at the impact of development projects on Indigenous land and oceanic relations in Baluchistan, Pakistan.
Asim completed a MA in Social Anthropology from Goldsmiths College, the University of London, in 2018. He conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Jackson, Mississippi, for his thesis. His research looked at the challenges facing community activists building a network of cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises in the inner city neighborhoods.
Previously Asim worked as an independent photojournalist for US and European publications. He was of an Open Society Fellowship in 2012 and a Fulbright Fellow in 2011.