Afghanistan: The gentleman in the photo is a landmine victim. I met him while visiting a rehabilitation hospital in Kabul. I was busy photographing other people who were learning to take their first steps using their new prosthetic legs and arms when I turned and caught the eye of this man. He, in fact, seemed to be waiting for me to document his reality- and in that moment, without uttering a word, he pulled his pant leg up revealing his prosthetic leg, as well as his pride and self- determination. It is very difficult to make a sustainable wage in this war-torn country and even more so if you have a disability. This particular hospital is unique in that everyone who works there has some disability, and many who we met were either a single or double amputee.
From Mishkan Shalom