For the individuals who have never enrolled in the armed force and been conveyed, attempting to comprehend life from the point of view of a warrior is unthinkable.
While our eyes demonstrate to us how war can harm officers’ bodies, the mental toll it takes isn’t generally noticeable – and certainly isn’t anything but difficult to discuss. In view of that, picture taker David Jay embarked to catch the effective arrangement of photographs underneath.
In the arrangement he calls “The Unknown Soldier,” Jay delineates the penances men and ladies have made battling in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting us up close and personal with cruel substances we aren’t really OK with.
In 2013, Jay visited wounded soldiers around the U.S., documenting what life was like for them after being severely injured.
While he certainly captured their incredible strength and ability to survive…
…he also shed light on the heartbreaking struggles they face coping with everyday life.
His images also illuminate the impact war has on their families.
“The public is accustomed to seeing former soldiers on TV, running the marathon or swimming in the Paralympics. These cases are true but a bit distorting—a majority of our wounded soldiers are not seen by the public. They are struggling just to get by,” Jay said.
About what he aims to do with the series, Jay said, “I hope the images transcend the narrow and simplistic confines of ‘war’ and encourage us to examine the way we engage each other—both friend and stranger—at its most basic, day-to-day level, as it is these subtle, seemingly innocuous interactions that will ultimately lead us either to peace…or to the continuum and carnage of war.”
To all the men and women out there who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, thank you for your service and incredible bravery.
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