Lannoo presents « Kings of Afghanistan » by Belgian Pieter-Jan de Pue

18.09.2019 - Editorial

Belgian publisher Lannoo is presenting Kings of Afghanistan, a book that compiles the most striking images of Belgian filmmaker and photographer Pieter-Jan De Pue's travels through Afghanistan. De Pue spent almost eight years in Afghanistan, researching, preparing and making his film The Land of the Enlightened (2016), which was rewarded with the Award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Lannoo presents « Kings of Afghanistan » by Belgian Pieter-Jan de Pue

De Pue’s photos are portraits of people and landscapes, as are his diary entries. A recurring theme in his huge admiration for the country, is its spectacular landscape, and the resourceful children for whom survival became the art of living. He finds a surprising lust for life and dreams for the future of a generation that aspires to become the new ‘kings of Afghanistan’.

Lannoo presents « Kings of Afghanistan » by Belgian Pieter-Jan de Pue

The book has already won gold in the 'Art & Photography' category and was also the final laureate with the 'Best of The Best' prize for the Motovun Group of International Publishers’ (MGIP) book award. The prize will be awarded on October 15 on the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

Lannoo presents « Kings of Afghanistan » by Belgian Pieter-Jan de Pue

His book-launch is on 20 September at the valerie_traan gallery in Antwerp, together with an exhibition of a selection of images from Kings of Afghanistan is opening.

Lannoo presents « Kings of Afghanistan » by Belgian Pieter-Jan de Pue

Practical Information:

Book
Kings of Afghanistan
Pieter-Jan De Pue
Published by Lannoo
Hardback, 208 pages
€ 49,99

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