Inside women’s prisons in Afghanistan (Episodes 31 and 32)


This story was featured in: Episode 32 and Episode 31


screen-shot-2015-08-27-at-9-58-11-amGabriela grew up in Poland, Germany and Canada. Her photography and writing has been published by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vice, National Geographic, Esquire Magazine and featured on CNN, BBC and Frontline. She has worked as photographer for FRONTLINE, Getty Images, Bloomberg News and has covered stories in Iran, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Syria among others.

Her book “Almond Garden” (Daylight) showing images and telling stories of women prisoners inarcerated in Afghanistan received glowing reviews all around the world. It was listed in TIME magazine as one of the best photo books of the year and featured on the BBC, CNN, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, VICE, Huffington Post, Le Figaro and on NPR among others.


Gabriela’s Website

Photos from “Almond Garden”:

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August 2015 Toronto launch of “Almond Garden” at the Polish Consulate:

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Interview with Gabriela Maj in “Gazeta” (in Polish)


O Autorze:

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