Katherine Kiviat is a Middle-East based documentary photographer and photojournalist who lived in Afghanistan for almost three years. For part of that time, she worked at the Afghan Media and Cultural Center (AINA) in Kabul, helping to train the first Afghan women photojournalists and assisting in the set-up of the first Afghan photo agency.

She also published a book of photographs of Afghan women, PARWANA, that was distributed to girls’ schools and women’s centers across Afghanistan. An English-language version of the book 'Women of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afghanistan' published in collaboration with Scott Heidler, is being released in the United States in October 2007.

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Katherine Kiviat

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