July 21, 1992 |
Vladislav Tamarov stares down a street lined with upscale art galleries and restaurants. He lights a cigarette that will burn to a nub. Then he will have another and another. "I was drafted at 19," he remarks. "I felt this was bad, and I was right." The 27-year-old Russian photographer has traveled far from Afghanistan, where he left his youth on the battlefields. In December, 1979, Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, 1984, Tamarov arrived in Kabul to begin his two-year tour of duty.