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Beb Reynol

Beb Reynol

Beb C. Reynol is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. He has concentrated his work in South and Central Asia, crossing borders that separate Pakistan from Afghanistan. Since 1999, Beb has worked alongside Afghan photojournalists for AINA Media, a French NGO contributing to independent media development. He has trained, coordinated and assisted local photographers on assignments including a UNICEF anti-child-labor photo campaign while producing a documentary of his own called Forced Destiny. This photo documentary garnered international media attention, including a feature on a Canadian national broadcasting television program for Radio-Canada.

Images from his photo essay The Pashtuns won the Grant Prize of the year 2001 for the Photo Insider Magazine and was published in front cover of The Sun Magazine in 2003 and 2006. Beb was awarded several grants, awards and residencies with another photo essay, From Kasur to Kandahar. Beb has also documented and recorded stories of Pashtuns in a new project, Forbidden Faces: Afghanistan’s Untold Stories. An interview called “Documenting Identity in the Taliban Borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan” was released in the Artocratic Magazine. In between projects, Beb regularly teaches documentary workshops and delivers lectures focusing on documentary photography for social change nationwide. His story The Cost of Coal in Afghanistan was simultaneously published in La Republica Bologna and Shoot4Change, a leading newspaper and an online publication in Italy. Beb’s work on the front lines in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world give him a rare perspective on creating powerful images while collaborating with international NGO’s.