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Roving street photographers and studio portraitists in Afghanistan have been using the big, box-shaped wooden camera known as the kamra-e-faoree since the early 1950s. Their trade has survived the Soviet invasion of 1979, the civil war that followed it, Taliban rule in the 1990s and the invasion by America and the allies in 2001. Now, though, the rise of digital technology in Afghanistan is doing what wars, invasions and fundamentalist tyranny have failed to do – the age of the kamra-e-faoree is almost over.

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