Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Even in belligerent Afghanistan cars need to be washed.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Taking into consideration how seedy and dusty roads in Kabul are, the car wash business here has always remained actual. It also provides more than a hundred Afghan men and boys with at least some money in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

These pictures were made in November 2009.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Workers having a break.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Then immediately back to work.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Probably this is a son of one of the car wash workers.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Water to the car wash comes by pumps, that feed it from underground wells.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

A worker cleans the inside of a car.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Then chassis washing.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Left chairs.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

A worker is going to pump some water from wells.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

A client sits on a chair and waits.

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash

Location:Kabul

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13 thoughts on “Everyday Life of An Afghanistan Car Wash”

  1. ER folks, thanks for putting all these photos of Afghanistan on the site. This is the only place I know of where we can see easily how Afghanistan looked then and how it looks now.

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  2. “Water to the car wash comes by pumps, that feed it from underground wells”.
    I don’t want to imagine if somebody are wandering during the night around this unfenced well, or worse… children.

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  3. Karzai’s probably getting a cut of this, too. Corruption’s everywhere but it hurts more in a poor country. Need to vacuum out the “old boys” and put in some young blood.

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    • I don’t think so. Soviet (or Russians) and Americans haven’t accepted their responsibility of tearing apart that sad part of the world.

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  4. A shame that they are black and white.

    I don’t think it lends anything to the quality or artistry of the pictures and rather makes them boring and, in places, difficult to perceive the contrasts.

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  5. Very good photo report, but ruined a bit by black and white photography. Nothing can compete with color. Shame for black and white. It does not add anything, does not create anything special, only ruins the perception of reality.

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