Islam forbidde presentation of face or body. Islam also forbidde statues or like. That is why photography is banned. Well, thing are changed and only absolut radicals like Talibans respect that.
Originally Posted by noseoil
For example, have you ever seen portraiture made by Muslim artists? Hardly. It is against Islamic religion rules. Most subject of Muslim artists are landscapes and speciall technique of artistically writting letters, called caligraphy.
That was reason for Talibans to made such crime against art and culture that destroying of Buddha statues was...
But, luckilly, things are changing (I hope).