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    genkicoll

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    Soldiers' portraits before, during and after war

    Post by genkicoll on Fri May 17, 2013 5:48 pm

    Soldiers' portraits before, during and after war

    Photographer Lalage Snow's powerful series of triptychs titled We Are The Not Dead depict the faces of British servicemen before, during and after (left to right) their deployment to Afghanistan, spanning a period of seven months. The images are as striking as they are revealing, highlighting not only the physical transformations but the emotional ones, as well.

    Lalage Snow is a photographer, journalist and filmmaker currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan.


    I am not starting a political debate here, I just thought that these pictures really express something that is generally intangible to us civilians. They're poignant in their simplicity, yet speak volumes. I really recommend going to the site to scroll through this series of 15 people that Lalage photographed:

    http://news.yahoo.com/lightbox/soldiers-portraits-before-and-after-war-slideshow/soldiers-photo--1351261059.html


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    luvtoread

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    Post by luvtoread on Sat May 18, 2013 12:37 pm

    I viewed these portraits on Yahoo site.

    Was surprised at some of their ages, quite young.
    And reading their responses to what they had been
    through.
    Very interesting

    GIs1stluv

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    Post by GIs1stluv on Tue May 21, 2013 12:15 pm

    I've seen this first hand Genki. Thanks for posting.

    genkicoll

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    Post by genkicoll on Tue May 21, 2013 3:32 pm

    How is your hubby doing, GI's? I've not been reading on the forums much, lately.


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    GIs1stluv

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    Post by GIs1stluv on Tue May 21, 2013 4:55 pm

    He's in a pretty mundane job now. He's in a unit that doesn't deploy so that's good. He's going through physical therapy for a sore hip that has been an issue off and on for the last three years, but other than that he is well and we're happy to have him home.

    genkicoll

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    Post by genkicoll on Tue May 21, 2013 5:34 pm

    Oh I bet! I'm happy for you, too! Mundane can be good at times, for certain Offering


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    Post by GIs1stluv on Tue May 21, 2013 8:22 pm

    Yeah, mundane is definitely good in this instance. It's been an adjustment trying to get use to NJ and I'm not sure I'll ever really get use to it, but we're here and handling it, so that's good too.

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    Post by genkicoll on Tue May 21, 2013 8:55 pm

    How's the house working out? I remember the move and that there were issues at the time...


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    Post by GIs1stluv on Wed May 22, 2013 8:45 am

    It's okay. They repaired all the issues. It's smaller then where we were living, so I'm still trying to find a place for everything, but we've all pretty much settled in and have gotten use to being here for the time being. We know it'll only be for three years, then we'll move again. Hopefully back to NY.

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