Though it looks like some unholy mashup of Mordor and Burning Man, this is a photograph of the brickworks at Hussain Khil, in Afghanistan. According to the photographer, Simon Norfolk, demand for bricks has soared in the country, given all the necessary rebuilding in Kabul.
Elsewhere on Norfolk’s site are photos from Iraq, Normandy, Palestine, Bosnia, Liberia, and other hot spots around the world, including the Bush/Kerry campaign. The images are extraordinarily potent, and the site is well worth a visit.
Thanks to the equally extraordinary wood s lot.