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Hi All, Last year I donated some photographs for a calendar that is put out by Sandy Gall’s Afghanistan Appeal- an NGO that works in Kabul and Jalalabad, making prosthetic limbs, wheel chairs and walking aids and offering physiotherapy to anyone who needs it. The calendar is printed (with good reproduction) and sold at places like the Frontline Club in London, and is used to raise funds for the organization. This year, I am trying to help out by organizing high caliber work for the calendar, as well as finding out about getting it sold at places like the Asia Society and ICP. I know the family that runs it, and have seen both offices here- the people are doing amazing work and this is a good way to support it. I am looking for images of Afghanistan (just one image per photographer), and any advice / contacts for possible outlets to sell the calendar in the States. The image would be donated for use in the calendar- the rights being only for one-time usage in the printed version, and then they show the image for the month on their website, only: http://www.sandygallsafghanistanappeal.org/ The calendar does get around (and hopefully even more this year), and is a good way to get your work seen. If you are interested, you can email me for more info, or email me an image, color or B&W- just make sure it is captioned. Also, make sure to include a mailing address in the email so they can send you a copy… No deadline as of yet, but the sooner the better…. Thanks, Scott

by [a former member] at 2005-09-01 00:44:17 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Kabul , Afghanistan | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Dear Scott,

I work in Afg for the last 10 years and I meet the Sandy family sever time.
So visit my web site and if a image interests you, I will send you by email in HiRes



Swen Connrad’

by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 04:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi Swen,

Thanks for your response. I am not going to be the one selecting the final pictures used, but I am going to compile the images for them. So it would be best if you could select one that you like and email it to me at:


Thanks again,

by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 06:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hi Scott,


this is just an idea, but maybe it could be of interest for you.


There is an organization in afghanistan called AINA. They work to build up a free press in this country, and maybe they can help you…


Take a look at their website; www.ainaworld.com, and probably you will find someone to contact.

I know National G. photographer Reza is one of the crew…



by Espen Mork Dahl | 01 Sep 2005 07:09 | Oslo, Norway | | Report spam→

Dear Scott,


Do you want a horizontal or a vertical picture ?

What will be the subject ?

Anti personal mine ?

Portrait ?

Landscape ?

News or non political ?

by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 08:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

Thats a great idea, I will get in touch with them asap….

Swen, just emailed you back- horizontal would be best. Subject is totally up to you, just go with an image you think is strong….


by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 09:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→

I’d be very keen on submitting for this, but won’t be in Afghanistan until next spring, when I’m hoping to be getting up close and personal with the Kuchi Nomads.

Is your work with this calendar an ongoing thing i.e. will there be a demand for images next year?





by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 11:09 (ed. Sep 1 2005) | Wraysbury, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hey Lee,

Well, I cannot really say- that is, I am just doing this to help out this year, I am not sure what they will do next year. But hopefully this one will have some success and we can keep it going…

Have fun when you get out here, you are going to love it….

by [former member] | 01 Sep 2005 22:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
No pix to donate, but I do have an idea for a place that would be keen to distribute it: Labyrinth Bookstore up at Columbia University (I am sure other such bookstores, like St Mark’s would do it too.  You hit the student communities and you have a made to order clientele).  Call my friend Rob Ostrander and tell him I sent you.  His number is 212 865 1604, or email him at rob.ostrander@gmail.com.  Labyrinth is over on 112th street just off B’way.

Good luck.  A great idea.

by Jon Anderson | 02 Sep 2005 03:09 | St Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
Cool Jon,

Will do, thank you.

by [former member] | 02 Sep 2005 05:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
NO problem, i will let Rob know you will be contacting him.  It occurs to me that various LS members might be able to coordinate a whole distribution thing for you if we all get together and line up various outlets.  I am sure that everyone here knows a bookstore or some other likely place to disseminate the calendar.  When you are ready to enlist support, why not let us rally the membership in this manner?

by Jon Anderson | 02 Sep 2005 06:09 | St Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
ciao scott
im up for it.
take a look at my web site ( there s more stuff than on the WpN one) whenever you have time and ill send you the high res.
ill be around here till october, mostly in the zabul province with the US mil.

by [former member] | 03 Sep 2005 07:09 | Khakeran FOB, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hey guy,

How is it going down there? Lots of stuff going on right now down south, keep your eyes open.

When will you be back in Kabul? I may be heading down your way sometime soon…..

by [former member] | 03 Sep 2005 07:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
pretty good. i went out with the guys a few times. im with the 2nd of the 503d, 173d airborne.
its ok. good work, trying to build some interest.
7 US casualties in 10 days here in zabul.
the last one the other day out of the baylough Fob. a US LT and an intepreter.
ill go on a 3 day op on monday and then ill move over there.
how is kabul?
i heard that two US contractors unloaded their 9 mms on each other the other week in the mustafa hotel. cool. i always wanted to live in the west at the time of the good old cow boys.
getting ready for the elections?
coming up soon…….
keep up the good work and let me know if you come down here.
btw you fuck, why didnt u answer my nasty e mail ( 10 days ago)?
cheers mate

by [former member] | 03 Sep 2005 08:09 | Khakeran FOB, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hi Scott

I think the Photographers gallery in London might be of interest! Do you know if there is a previous years calender i can obtain to show or something else to use as a marketing tool?

I know the frontline club.. i was involved with the Tim Page/Indochina photography workshop a while back & the frontline club had a viewing of donated images prior to the auction & the cataloge for this was distributed though the photographers gallery & many other places.

If you relay some info regarding the marketing tools i dont mind going to see them.

Regards  Mark

by [former member] | 03 Sep 2005 15:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

What nasty email? Never got it….

Can’t, well, yes I can believe it about the shootout- wow.

I don’t know if you were checking the wires yesterday, but they found both the two Japanese tourists bodies as well as the English engineer’s in Farah… I think there was also a candidate killed in/outside of Kandahar… Sketchy.


There should be some of the calendars floating around the Front line Club, but the previous ones images were not made by photojournalists- that’s why I got on board, I want it to be top-notch this year. But they are around to look at for repro quality, size, etc…

I will talk to the woman who actually puts these things together in a couple days and relay some of this info I am getting, and maybe have her get back to some of you guys about this- it is starting to pile up on me and I really only have the time to put together the images for them…

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

by [former member] | 03 Sep 2005 21:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hey Scott,

What sort of dimensions do they want on the pics?  E.g. dpi, height, width…  I’ve got one of an Afgan baby that might be appropriate for the calendar (see my site for a preview).



by Laura Griffin | 04 Sep 2005 03:09 | FOB Salerno, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hey Laura,

If you email it to me keep it probably around a meg compressed- but no need to size it down from it original size ( just send it as a jpeg)…

Everyone is emailing me asking for subject info etc- I think they (the people putting this together) are thinking “daily life” type stuff….

Thanks again,

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2005 05:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
Hi Scott

Thats cool….Do you have a contact or the website of the charity getting this together??

It’s a shame most of my recent work is from Palestine as i would of liked to off participated!
 A little note to all out there thinking of getting on board…it’s really a great idea to offer something in return in aid of your subjects.


by [former member] | 04 Sep 2005 13:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hey Mark,


is the website, and should have their contact info on it…

by [former member] | 04 Sep 2005 23:09 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→

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