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Aman Mojadidi, Kabul's Leading Artist-Provocateur

Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi has become the unlikely leading provocateur of the nascent Kabul art scene. Through his bold, politicized artwork, Mojadidi, who grew up in Flordia, has waged a relentless campaign to challenge authority and expose the hypocrisy in the country he left as a child. (Photos courtesy of the artist)

Aman Mojadidi poses as a "jihadi gangster" in this photo titled "After a Long Day's Work," part of the "A Day in the Life of a Jihadi Gangster" photo series.
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Aman Mojadidi poses as a "jihadi gangster" in this photo titled "After a Long Day's Work," part of the "A Day in the Life of a Jihadi Gangster" photo series.

Aman Mojadidi poses as a "jihadi gangster" in this photo titled "Dressing for Work," part of the "A Day in the Life of a Jihadi Gangster" photo series.
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Aman Mojadidi poses as a "jihadi gangster" in this photo titled "Dressing for Work," part of the "A Day in the Life of a Jihadi Gangster" photo series.

Aman Mojadidi secretly puts up fake posters during the night.
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Aman Mojadidi secretly puts up fake posters during the night.

The fake campaign poster Aman Mojadidi secretly plastered around Kabul during the 2010 parliamentary elections in Afghanistan features a slogan reading: “Vote for me! I’ve done jihad -- and I’m rich.”
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The fake campaign poster Aman Mojadidi secretly plastered around Kabul during the 2010 parliamentary elections in Afghanistan features a slogan reading: “Vote for me! I’ve done jihad -- and I’m rich.”

"Just a Trim," a photo in the "Afghan by Blood, Redneck by the Grace of God" photo project, which is a bicultural adventure bringing the Confederate South to Kabul city
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"Just a Trim," a photo in the "Afghan by Blood, Redneck by the Grace of God" photo project, which is a bicultural adventure bringing the Confederate South to Kabul city

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