Jason P. Howe

I’m currently reading A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout’s memoir of the 460 days she spent as a hostage of Islamist insurgents in war-torn Somalia. So far it’s been utterly captivating, but I’ll save that for my review. Before she was kidnapped, Amanda went on assignment in Kandahar as a freelance photographer and war correspondent. There, she met Jason P. Howe, who, she explains, “went on to hit the big time, selling photos to all the major newspapers—Le Figaro, the Times of London, the New York Times.”

Curious if I’d perhaps seen his work, I looked him up and found his incredible photography. His images are powerful, intriguing, and poignant. Here are a few, but I urge you to explore his work for yourself.


Don’t be afraid. I won’t smite you. Probably.

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