First photography from Afghanistan's university system since fall of Taliban to show in Brooklyn

New York, December 2, 2005 – A photo exhibition by the inaugural class of Kabul University's new photography program will open on December 9 in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition will also include work by the founder of the program, Masood Kamandy. This is the first time the students' photographs will be shown alongside those of Kamandy, who was also their teacher.

An accomplished photographer himself, Kamandy, against seemingly insurmountable odds, commenced classes at the university this past April. For this show, Kamandy has selected the most powerful of his students' photographs to display with his own. The Mirror Inside is a candid and rare look at Afghan society through the perceptive and honest eyes of a teacher and his students.

The opening reception for The Mirror Inside: Reflections of Afghanistan is December 9, 2005 and begins at 7 p.m. Presented by Servicio Ejecutivo, 242 Wythe Avenue, Studio Five, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the show will be on display until January 5, 2006.