Eyes of Opium
© Micah Garen
A poppy farmer in Marja, from Marja’s Hearts and Minds, a photo essay published as a web exclusive for Vanity Fair. Micah Garen traveled to the southern Afghan city of Marja, site of a major offensive this past February, with a Wisner 4×5 field camera to photograph the diverse cast of characters—soldiers, elders, farmers, even robots—whose actions will decide the mission’s outcome. To learn more about his documentary,Pashtunistan, and see more of Micah’s work click here.