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Children Playing on an Abandoned Tank, Kabul, Afghanistan

American photographer James Nachtwey was a member of the Magnum photo agency. As a young man, Nachtwey was inspired to become a photojournalist after experiencing the power of the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement images produced during the 1960s. His specialty became the documentation of...

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Inscription

Verso, in black ink, signature of the artist and date: James Nachtwey 3/14/00

Provenance

The artist; Magnum Photos, Inc., New York; from whom purchased by MFA, June 2000.

Credit Line

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund for Photography

Kabul, Afghanistan. 1996. Jaede Maiwand. Children Playing on an Abandoned Tank.

1996

Dimensions

Image: 32.7 x 47.94 cm (12 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.) Sheet: 40.6 x 50.5 cm (16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.667

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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