We all know that war changes you, just about any veteran can tell you that. An astonishing number of veterans suffer traumatic brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But a series of photos of veterans show just how ‘real’ war is on our military.
In her ” We Are Not Dead” series, photojournalist Lalage Snow shows the shocking transformation soldiers go through before, during, and after tours of duty in Afghanistan.
The physical changes are astonishing and it’s clear that war takes its toll. Veterans suffer hugely from mental illness, and these photos genuinely show the sacrifices they’ve made.
Snow’s goal was to was to make the experience of war personal, to make the viewer understand it through the faces of those who were fighting.
She tried not to pass any judgement or over the rights and wrongs of war… this is just soldiers, up close and personal.
God bless these heroes!