Bringing Art to Afghanistan
I first encountered the work of Shannon Galpin when I supported her Kickstarter campaign for Afghan Cycles, a video documentary about the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team. When I received a review copy of Streets of Afghanistan, I was delighted to learn that she has had other efforts designed to support women and girls.
Streets of Afghanistan is a beautiful book. The hardback version has a silky smooth cover that is a delight to hold, and it is chock full of colorful photos that depict the efforts of authors Shannon Galpin and Libero Di Zinno. The text is minimal—just enough to describe the locations they visited and the reactions of locals to their project.
These are the first two paragraphs of my review of Streets of Afghanistan. The review was just published on the Women's Adventure Magazine website. I hope you'll head on over to their site to read the rest of the review, and to see a video clip of Shannon Galpin's work in Afghanistan. The projects this National Geographic Adventurer of the Year has started deserve your attention and support.
Ms. Galpin's work is so amazing, and this book is such a beauty to hold in one's hands, that I decided it doesn't deserve to languish on my shelves a moment longer. I'll be sending it to one lucky reader. All you have to do is comment on this blog post (here on my site, not on the Women's Adventure Magazine site) and let me know you want to own it.
Be sure to post your comment before February 19, 2014 in order to be entered into this random drawing. I'll post the winner's name both here and in the comments on the WAM review page, so be sure to check back - I'll need your mailing address in order to send you the book. Good luck!
2/20/14 Winner Update
Kari commented, "I've been interested in Afghanistan for many years...since before 9/11. I'd love to read this book."
Congratulations, Kari! Send me your address and I'll send you the book.