BY Juan Carlos

On the road in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

An experienced freelance photojournalist known as Juan Carlos spoke to INSI about his three-month stint in Afghanistan, his many trips across the country, and the time when a car ashtray saved his pictures and, possibly, his life.

He describes the chaos and jitters of negotiating passage among the intensely factional Taliban, amid the looming threat of famine and IS-K.

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