Afghanistan may be going through a process of reconstruction but the situation for women, especially outside the major cities, is little better than it was under the Taliban.

Lana Slezic produced this body of work on women in Afghanistan for the World Press Photo Masterclass in Amsterdam, the theme of which was ‘ordinary’.
‘These photographs ‘represent a very emotional journey that has allowed me to learn about the lives of Afghan women and girls in an intimate setting,’ explains Lana.