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Kabul Mural

Shamsia Hassani in front of her mural in Kabul, Afghanistan.

An associate professor of sculpture at Kabul University, she draws, paints in oil, and is a founding member of a contemporary art collective, Rosht, or “growth”. She was introduced to graffiti when a British artist, Chu, flew out in late 2010 to hold a week-long course in street art.

Photograph: © Omar Sobhani/Reuters