Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

• Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus working in hot spots - from Bosnia to Afghanistan - more than 20 years, received in 2005 the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for pictures of the war in Iraq.

The Afghan conflict it captures a total of 12 years, sending the first picture in 2001, and the last one at the moment - as recently as yesterday. It is not only a professional journalist, not afraid to go into the thick of the war, but also a master photographer, using demonstrations news whole arsenal of expressive means available to the person with the camera: composition, light and shade, contrast and so on..

Below are photos taken by Anna in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

September 16, 2009. A German soldier is celebrating its 34th anniversary during a long patrol.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

of 20-year-old Ahmad - the soldiers of the Afghan National Army - cleans his weapon after a workout at the training center. May 8, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Marine takes food, deflated parachute from an airplane. Smoke in the background comes from the burning of parachutes. Afghanistan. Helmand. June 9, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Afghan peeking out of holes in a burqa. April 7, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

An Afghan man walks to the river near the patrol. Afghanistan. Feyzabad, Kunduz. September 12, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghan nomad kisses his daughter, with her looking after the herd. Afghanistan. Marjah, Helmand. October 20, 2012.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

A German soldier uses a photo of his family as a bookmark while reading a helicopter CH-53. Afghanistan. Feyzabad, Kunduz. September 24, 2008.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

dropped food for the US Marines. On the background - the approaching dust storm. Afghanistan. Helmand. June 4, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

An Afghan refugee girl crying after another child stole her food voucher. Afghanistan. Kabul. March 4, 2012.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Pilot Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Robert Campbell in the cockpit of the helicopter after the mission, where his crew came under fire. Afghanistan. Sangin, Helmand. June 3, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Marines evacuate wounded comrade Bornessa Britta, came under fire. Afghanistan. Sangin, Helmand. June 4, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Borness Britt, wounded by shrapnel in the neck and head.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Jenny Martinez holds the hand Bornessa Britta, wounded by shrapnel in the head and neck during the first operation after the incident.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Vyzdoravlivayushy Borness Britt with photos Ani Nidringhaus. USA. Richmond, Virginia. December 13, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Borness Britt in hospital Hunter Holmes.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghans are splashing in the pool, which was built over 30 years ago by Soviet specialists in the open. Afghanistan. Kabul. May 17, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

A German soldier with a spectacular tattoo on the entire back during strength exercises on duty. Afghanistan. Char Sacrament, Kunduz. September 17, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

A German soldier with a flak jacket amulet to enjoy a cigar in the arrival time from the patrol back to the base. During this operation, his team came under heavy enemy fire, several soldiers were wounded. Afghanistan. Feyzabad, Kunduz. September 11, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

An Afghan boy riding on a donkey responds to the arrival of Canadian soldiers. Afghanistan. Salavat, Kandahar. September 11, 2010.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The German soldiers from a rapid reaction unit arriving at the base after the mission. Afghanistan. Kunduz. September 10, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

An Afghan man feeds pigeons. Kabul. March 8, 2012.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The funeral ceremony for a Canadian soldier. Kandahar. May 26, 2010.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghans on the site of the destroyed school. Budyali, Nangarhar. March 19, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

An Afghan man with five children on a motorcycle to pay for entry to the park. November 1, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Rise of German combat drone KZO. Kunduz. September 4, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghan prison inmate Badam Bagh Nuria with her newborn boy. She has been in prison for having dared to file for divorce, instead of receiving a prison sentence of divorce. Her new boyfriend, whom she wanted to marry, and was sent to prison. Kabul. March 28, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Canadian soldier during a patrol. Afghanistan. Salavat, Kandahar. September 9, 2010.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

October 29, 2013. Boys play football during the break between classes at school.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Canadian soldier shoots antitankovoy missile during training. Kandahar. June 3, 2010.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The soldiers at the site of the attack. Kabul. May 16, 2013.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The girl tries to grab the prosthesis for the hand of his little sister in a rehabilitation center ICRC, which from the beginning of the work took more than 43 00 people in 1988. Kabul. May 27, 2012.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

sleuth, injured during the mission. Helmand. June 3, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghans fight each other with slings in the park. February 11, 2011.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

The Afghans listen to music with the iPod a German soldier. Feyzabad, Kunduz. September 15, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Canadian soldiers during a patrol. They were attacked with grenades from behind the wall. Afghanistan. Salavat, Kandahar. September 11, 2010.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Afghan boys on the carousel. Kabul. September 20, 2009.

Afghanistan through the eyes of photographer Ani Nidringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus before own photos during the press preview of the exhibition "Anja Niedringhaus the war." Germany. Berlin. September 9, 2011.