Striking black and white pre-war 1970s photographs of Afghanistan by Joseph Hoyt depict people of all ages, landscapes and ancient ruins in a poor but culturally and historically rich nation before the start of conflict and turmoil. “The photographs in this collection reveal an Afghanistan very different from the one we hear about today. What we see in these images is not just an Afghanistan at peace, but a people and a country at peace within itself –a remarkable country and its resilient people going about their daily routines,” said Hoyt.
Exhibition: October 11, 2008 - January 18, 2009, Main Library, Sixth Floor Skylight Gallery 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
One City One Book: West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story. Watch Video of this Program Tamim Ansary will moderate this panel discussion about current events in Afghanistan with special guests Mo Qayoumi, president of California State University: East Bay; UC Berkeley professor Wali Ahmadi; photographer Joseph N. Hoyt; and Humaira Ghilzai, president of Afghan Friends Network. Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove.
Thursdays at Noon : Film series on Afghanistan October 9, 16, 23 and 30, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove
The Role of Women in Afghanistan
Listen to Audio of this Program Panelists include photographer Joseph Hoyt, award-winning Afghan American journalist Fariba Nawa, Nima Sadati, founder of many refugee programs for women in Afghanistan and entrepreneurial programs for Afghan women in the East Bay, Raelle Myrick-Hodges, Artistic Director for BRAVA Theater Center and Zohra Daoud, Co-Founder of the Afghan Women Association and radio host of Voice of Afghanistan Sunday, November 16, 2:30-3:30 pm, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove