Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the Afghan War.
Daniel Seckman served as the Director of Enrollment Management at the American University of Afghanistan from 2009-2014. Prior to that, he was the Country Director for an international NGO based in Kabul. Combined, he spent nine years living and working in Afghanistan. He is the co-founder of the Syria Research and Evaluation Organization in Gaziantep, Turkey, and has written for Foreign Policy, Chronicle of Higher Education, Christian Science Monitor, and The Atlantic. His photography has been published by the BBC, Foreign Policy and the Columbia Journalism Review. He speaks Dari and is currently finalizing work on an English-Nuristani dictionary. He is currently studying at Washington University in St Louis.