Some boys here
are more grown-up men than most of us. Sometimes only their piercing and sad eyes might give you a hint what those boys have as a childhood.
I met him in a small village in Raghestan district of Badakhshan Province, where I stayed for the night. He came in the evening and listened to stories his father and me exchanged. I left early morning having him lead me away through a mountain path.
October 2011, Afghanistan.