Between 2010 and 2012 I managed production on a book profiling the first five years of the Skateistan non-profit organization’s work, entitled “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan.”
The result is a self-published, 320-page book highlighting the inspiring individuals behind the project, including staff, volunteers, and, of course, the kids. Showcasing hundreds of striking photos alongside profiles and interviews, the publication is a mix of coffee table book and magazine style features.
The project involved securing funding, coordinating a team of 20+ volunteers, collecting dozens of interviews, organizing photo shoots and archiving thousands of images, organizing translations, and arranging guest contributions. I was also the head writer, proofread all text, and liaised regularly with the editor Jim Fitzpatrick and amazing design team in Berlin.