Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Honoring the Fallen: Photographer Documents the Rooms They Left Behind

As regular readers of AT can attest, we have been posting for many months now about the Iraq war, its moral and political consequences and especially its effects on our fighting men and women.

To that end, we've read a slew of books about the war, including a powerful photographic book called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Ashley Gilbertson, a young photographer for the New York Times. 

This week we discovered a new Gilbertson project, photos of the room that American soldiers have left behind. These pictures and moving stories about the fallen soldiers were published this week in the New York Times Magazine.

This is sobering and thoughtful journalism, especially if you consider the lives that can't be lived and the profound losses endured by each of families.

The link to Gilbertson's new photos is here.

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