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Incredible Art Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist (20 Pics)

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has created an environment of terrifying uncertainty for its citizens, especially its women. Shamisa Hassani is a painter who taught at Kabul University and is believed to be Afghanistan’s first female street artist. Her works show the role of women in Afghani society and the horror of the Taliban’s return.

Hassani went to a graffiti workshop in 2010 and became interested in street art. She developed her own style and painted her trademark character — see below — all over Afghanistan.

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1. Violin

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2. Planes

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3. Frames

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4. Banksy

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5. Float

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6. Peace

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7. Fly

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8. Tears

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9. Flames

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10. Kite

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11. Gun sights

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12. Learn

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13. Taliban

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14. Rejected by Taliban

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15. Trapped

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16. To New York

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17. Love

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18. Heartache

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19. Taliban returns

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20. American dollar

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Lead image: shamsiahassani.net