17 May 2012

Depicting Military Service

"The human body is the best picture of the human soul." 
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein 

Arnold © 2012 · Claire Felicie. 
These series of portraits by Claire Felicie are pretty astonishing; they depict Dutch infantrymen before, during, and after a year of active duty in Afghanistan.  Just what is the cost - the impact in physical and psychic terms on young men - of combat deployments?

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Blogger Beth E. said...

This reminds me of the 'faces of meth' pictures, showing people as they were booked by police early on, and then after a period of time doing methamphetimine. Both sets of pictures (the ones you post, and the meth ones) are pretty damn scary!!


19 May, 2012 07:38  

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