21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The last glassblower

Ghulam Sakhi, the last working glassblower of Afghanistan, in his Herat workshop. The craft of Afghani traditional glassblowing, already undermined by abundance of cheap machine-made items, has recently taken another blow when the country's economy collapsed after the Taliban takeover.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Herat, Afghanistan
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin