Shah Marai was an Afghan journalist and photographer. He was the chief photographer for Agence France-Presse’s Kabul Bureau from 1996 to his death in 2018. In total, AFP distributed more than 18,000 of his pictures.

Agence France-Presse‘s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, and five other journalists were among more than two dozen people killed in twin suicide blasts in the Afghan capital 2 days ago.

In total, AFP distributed more than 18,000 of his pictures, documenting the tremors of war including the struggles of innocent Afghan people and most ironically, the beauty of the entire land mass of Afganistan. He had an incredible self-capability to capture the importance of human life in almost any situation, be it war, or a function or an event in any city of Afghanistan. Shah Marai leaves behind a family, including six children and a wife.

I also insist you read “When Hope Is Gone,” written by Marai himself back in 2016 about Afghanistan after the U.S. pulled out his long-held forces, and about his story of how he has covered the events and scenarios of the previous decades.

A discography of his photos is gathered below. Collected from different sources with proper credits.

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