Alain Buu was born in Paris in 1960 and spent his childhood in Vietnam and France. In 1986 he became a photojournalist and joined Gamma photo agency in 1989. Five years later he chose to become a freelance photographer and pursued more personal work. He discovered Afghanistan following the events on September 11th 2001 and chose to return there ‘to show the wild and authentic beauty of this unique country.’ He used Joseph Kessel’s novel ‘Les cavaliers,’ published in 1967, as a log book. The photographer modelled his journey upon that of the writer captivated by Afghanistan. Alain Buu provides real insight to this land by dedicating this series to buzkashi.
COUNTRY : France