BEB C. REYNOL (b.1966) is a documentary photographer and a photojournalist working in favor of populations confronted by exclusion and censorship. He has concentrated his work in South and Central Asia, crossing borders that separate Pakistan from Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, Beb worked alongside Afghan photojournalists for AINA Media, a French NGO working on contributing to the independent media development. He trained, coordinated and assisted local photographers working with a UNICEF anti-child-labor photo campaign while producing a documentary of his own called Forced Destiny. This photo documentary garnered international media attention, including a feature on a Canadian national broadcasting television program for Radio-Canada.
Since 2006, Beb has been working on recording stories of ordinary Pashtuns in a new project, Forbidden Faces: Afghanistan’s Untold Stories. In August 2010, an interview called “Documenting Identity in the Taliban Borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan” was released in the Artocratic Magazine. Recipient of several grants and residencies, Beb regularly teaches documentary workshops and delivers lectures focusing on documentary photography for social change nationwide, and that includes the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NY, and the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco. In 2010, his story The Cost of Coal in Afghanistan was simultaneously published in La Republica Bologna and Shoot4Change, a leading newspaper and an online publication in Italy. Beb’s work on the front lines in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world give him a rare perspective on creating powerful images while collaborating with international NGO’s.