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Basir Seerat

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Basir Seerat is a photojournalist with a long personal history of using his chosen craft to fight for hope and peace in his country. In 1998, he lived for some time as a refugee. Mr. Seerat graduated from Kabul University in 2005 with a Fine Arts degree from the Department of Theater and Cinema.

In 2005, he was kidnapped by the Taliban in the Nuristan province while making a documentary film about the lives of women in that region. Mr. Seerat escaped from the Taliban jail after 10 days. He has worked with many filmmakers, especially Samira Makhmal Baf, a noted Iranian director.

For a year and a half, Mr. Seerat has worked as a photojournalist for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) as a fashion photographer.

A photo gallery can be viewed at the 3rd Eye Photojournalism Center. Mr. Seerat's blog is at Basir Seerat's Photography.

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