Photographer Lalage Snow, based in Kabul, Afghanistan, has done a project titled “We Are The Not Dead.” In the project, she features the haunting portraits of soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan.
Snow’s intent with the project is to honor the bravery of the soldiers and to draw attention to their psychological transformation. She says:
“It was a very personal project and stemmed from having embedded with the military on and off for 4 years in Iraq and Afghanistan and bearing witness to how many young men return as shadows of their former selves and, in many cases, with deep, psychological scars. As the body count of British servicemen killed or wounded rose and the political ramifications of the British army’s presence in Afghanistan became increasingly convoluted, more and more soldiers felt like they didn’t have a voice, or at least, weren’t being listened to. We Are The Not Dead is an attempt at giving the brave young men and women the chance to explain how it really is.”
h/t My Modern Net