The Faces of War

Hey everyone! I found a link to these photos and I thought they were a great representation of war and how it can physically change a person. I think a lot of times we don’t understand how much our soldiers go through even if we have a direct connection to someone who has served in the war. We’ve been talking about storytelling through photos in one of my classes and I thought these photos did a great job of telling a story. The change is really amazing in each person in these photos. Although there are a lot of physical differences the eyes of each person really stood out to me.

I think we’ve been through this before but I have a thing about eyes; I don’t know what it is but they are the first thing I notice about a person and I draw them often. One thing I noticed was that the photos taken during their time of service depict their eyes looking lighter and more alert than the before and after photos. To me this makes sense because you have to always be aware of what is going on you can’t let your guard down because your life, as well as the lives of others, depend on it. I thought these photos were really interesting and allowed a lot of insight into what these soldiers go through. The three photos per person are just so different, it’s as if they are different people all together. I wanted to share these photos because I  thought they were really powerful and were a great example of simple storytelling. A link to all the photos will be down below as always. Until next time guys.