Update: Facial Expressions Before, During, After War
My Modern Met.com has reported on a project titled We Are the Not Dead by photographer Lalage Snow.
Similar to images in photographer Claire Felicie’s series of soldiers before, during and after their time oversees, Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on this 8-month-long project featuring portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan.
In a past blog, Face Changes, we reported on Felicie’s original project, which tried to visually answer the question, Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and brow ?
Like Felicie’s photos, Snow has the before, during and after shots in juxtaposition (i.e. panel style) so that the viewer can see the physical changes soldiers go through when exposed to war. Not posted in this article are the quotes from each soldier that accompany Snow’s photos, which gives the viewer an added depth and insight into the photograph and the life of a soldier.
The following picture is of Private Chris MacGregor age 24.
The next Picture is of Private Ben Frater age 21.
What Do You See in these photos ?