Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, the country has been a revolving door of political leadership, often resulting in conflict. Award-winning photographer Stephen Dupont has been documenting Afghan lives since 1993, witnessing the rise of the Taliban and the fomentation of the most recent war led by the United States and its allies. Despite the current conflict in Afghanistan, Dupont’s images from Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012, do not depict violence. Instead, they show the human experience amidst something much bigger than any one individual on the ground. “When I started going in 1993, the world was not interested in hearing about Afghanistan. I saw a people and country that was crying out to be heard. Although I was just one small voice, I was at least able to offer my photography of life, struggle and war,” Dupont said in an interview with LensCulture. If you like his work below, you can purchase Generation AK here.