Belconnen Arts Centre Inc.

Resilience Exhibition

From Flavia: I would like to thank Patricia Garcia AO for introducing me to Afghanistan, its international humanitarian sector and its people. From Gabor, about his photos: These images were recorded…


Event Details



Event Starts

Aug 26, 2022

Event Ends

Oct 9, 2022


Pivot Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre


118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT, Australia

_Resilience: Yet Here We Are

Glimpses into Afghan lives after the fall of the Taliban, 2003-2006

Flavia Abdurahman and Gabor Dunajszky

Pivot Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

Opening 6pm Friday 26 August 2022

26 August – 9 October 2022

What is resilience? How do people try to lead normal lives amidst the chaos of conflict? These photographs and videos by Flavia Abdurahman and Gabor Dunajszky document moments in time for Afghans after the fall of the Taliban.

The recent re-occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban makes these images cherished memories of a time when the country was trying to recover, rebuild and reimagine its future. During this brief period, 2003 to 2006, Afghanistan tried to re-create itself as a viable democracy. Its new Constitution protected women’s rights. It was moving from tribal militia to a national Army and National Police Force and navigating its way with international humanitarian and civil-military actors.   

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