He photographed everything from the mess halls and laundry to the sewage treatment system, but the colorful murals and paintings dotting the base most intrigued him.
They depict an idyllic, romanticized vision of the local landscape and Hindu Kush, one free of war.
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The reality, of course, was much bleaker, with the distant peaks of the mountains beyond Bagram riddled with conflict and danger.“One’s experience of Afghanistan is what is seen over the wall, through the wire, or represented inside the base,” he said.
That's not to say there is no risk to those ensconced within the base, the war ever-present just outside.
I didn’t see any of the C-130 cargo craft, but they’re here somewhere.
More notable than the overstuffed runways is the over-driven road.
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