PDN Video Pick: Marco Grob’s Afghanistan Portraits

If you’ve read PDN‘s story on Marco Grob’s techniques for lighting and shooting portraits fast (see “How I Got That Shot: The 3-Minute Portrait” in our December issue) you may be curious to see Grob in action. This video shows Grob using his portable lighting set up and handheld Hassie to photograph survivors of landmines in Afghanistan.

Grob traveled to Afghanistan in February to document the work of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA). More than one million people in Afghanistan have been injured or affected by landmines and other unexploded ordinances left from decades of conflict. Grob documented the work MACCA and UNMAS are doing to clear the Afghan countryside of landmines and to educate the public about the risks these devices pose. Grob talked about his portraits with the UN News Center.

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One Response to “PDN Video Pick: Marco Grob’s Afghanistan Portraits”

  1. Matthew L Kees Says:

    Hi Marco, am glad to see you are doing well, and came back safely from the mine field. How are things in CH?

    I have an online school that focuses on the importance of humanities in a photographer’s life.

    Nice work for the UN. Hope to see you again.

    Matthew L Kees
    Director of MLKstudios Photo School