This Series Displays Beautiful Personalities and Spirit

 - May 2, 2015
References: jessicafd & thisiscolossal
This amazing photo collection was captured by photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson.

Dobson became aware of Oliver Percovich, an Australian skateboarder's 2007 project called 'Skateistan.' This is a non-profit project that connects youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan.

In 2012, Dobson took a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan to check it out. She learned that just under half of the students in the program were female, and that women in Afghanistan are not allowed to ride bicycles -- which was the inspiration for Skateistan. This is also the reason why skateboarding is the number one sport for women in Afghanistan.

The photographs that Dobson captured use natural light to expose the confident personalities of the female boarders.

In 2014, she won 2nd prize in the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize with 'Skate Girl.' Her exhibition, Jessica Fulford-Dobson: Skate Girls of Kabul opens at Saatchi Gallery in London on April 15 and runs until April 28, 2015.