Wednesday, 19 March 2008

True cost

The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time - Image by Todd Heisler/Rocky Mountain News

I often forget how powerful a great photograph can be. An image can cut through all of the hype and spin to hit where it really hurts. The images linked below do just that... and more.

Many of the best photographs about the conflict in Iraq were taken where the biggest impact from a soldier's death occurs - back home. John Moore, a Getty Images photographer, perfectly captures the true cost of war with this superb image. Moore's image reminds me of a similar painful series of excellent Pulitzer prize winning images taken by Todd Heisler of the Rocky Mountain News.

If you only ever click on two links on this blog, make sure it's these two!

John Moore link found via The Online Photographer

1 comment:

Artstar said...

This is a truly striking image, the kind of photo that makes you feel like you are there.

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