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MUHAMMAD TAQI  

Muhammad Taqi is a little bit bored. Business, he says, was better in the old days.

Muhammad worked with the kamra-e-faoree in Shar-e-nau, Herat for five years. Ten years ago he stopped using the camera and adopted the new technology he is surrounded with.

The video cameras that lie around his shop - and he brings out more from the backroom – are the same cameras his wife’s brother and his teacher on the kamra-e-faoree, Nasar Ahmad, has in his own downtown studio.

It is a camera used for weddings, while the box camera was for ID photos, particularly school ID photos.

When the computer came, Muhammad says, everything changed and he threw his box camera away in the garbage.