As I was in the throes of checking out new posts / videos.,
I came across this exceptional video called : “The AFGHAN Camera Box Project”
courtesy of http://cameracrypt.com
Well anyways watch this video first : It’s a VERY informative documentary on photography, we shall discuss my views later.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/32748604 w=500&h=400]
This is the Camera being used in Afghanistan even today. A very old art which i though extinct eons ago, but it is well and thriving on the streets of KABUL.
Heres an example :
That aside what shocked me when i saw this video was the knowledge of an ANNOUNCEMENT by NOKIA :
They have launched a 41 megapixel Smartphone, a technological milestone, something I never thought possible….. apple still boasts of maximum 8 megapixel …
So while the world is eager to receive a 41 mp smartphone or even a smartphone with a built-in projector ( Samsung Galaxy BEAM ), Afghanistan still lives in the dark ages, in the stone age. Learning to ride Donkeys and camels rather than driving automatic cars, I doubt they even have Wireless Internet or even mobile services.
And yet instead of progressing towards a better future, not for themselves but their Children,
THIS IS WHAT THOSE ASS-MONKEYS ARE BUSY DOING ….