Spc. Justin Phillips, a Bossier City, La., native, with Bravo Company, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry
Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, interacts with a child during a key leader engagement
in Ganjitsu Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 30 Sep., 2011. Key leader engagements allow coalition
forces the opportunities to meet with local elders and leaders of tribes to learn about issues in their
communities and be able to offer help in finding solutions. U.S. forces cleared 14 improvised explosive
devices from this child’s village while conducting this operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)
The boy in the photo can be seen in Crippled.
This photo is what inspired me to start my series of photos based on The Other Side of the War. There's so
much more that I wanted to write, but the previous sentence sums it up so much better than a wall of text.
Take a moment out of your day to chat with a stranger - you never know how much of an impact you could make.
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There is not enough time !hello Peeps ! As the title suggests there just isn't enough time in my day, week or months at the moment. I have so much to do with my full time job working for Unite the Union, teaching photography for HF Holidays and planning my wedding in January, I don't know if I'm coming or going to be quite honest. I have at least got my mum's estate all sorted, solicitors paid bank accounts closed trust set up and inheritance paid out to my brother and sisters. Even though my mum didn't live long enough to see us get married, she will be there in spirit and the money she left me has paid for the wedding, so thanks mum ! I have a new website that will be up and running shortly it's just in the final stages of completion, I will be my professional photography portal, for all my paid work which seems to be gathering pace but it seems that the more work I do the less time I spend here unfortunate as I love Deviant Art
Anyway that's enough waffle time for a 100 image feature !
I love photographing seemingly uncanny moments like this, especially in Afghanistan.
I cant find the right words. Its amazing, but sad too. I want to protect the little boy. He looks so poor with his barfooted feets and his filthy clothes. When i look at this picture, i feel like i have to protect the child. Maybe the man wanted that to. I hope nobody hurt this two persons.
The photo is amazing. Really really stunning. Emotional good work!
Here are your stars!
1000000000000000 of 5 Stars (:
but they were in such a remote location, that it wasn't possible.
We were the first unit mobilized in Baltimore for OEF, thanks for this photography; it reminds me of the Nobel Cause we once championed, in defeating such butchers of civilized world. I am following you now, Roland - (SSG DELL, ret.)
Thank you for both your comment and your service!
I appreciate you folks who went in first, it was one of
the roughest parts of the war.