2005 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Nina Berman

Redux Pictures for Mother Jones

13 April, 2004

American military personnel, injured by insurgent activity in Iraq, re-adjust to life back home: Specialist Robert Acosta (20), an ammunitions specialist with the 1st Battalion, 501st Regiment, 1st Armored Divsion. Acosta was a humvee passenger outside Baghdad on 13 July 2003 when an Iraqi teenager threw a grenade at the vehicle. Acosta tried to pick it up when it exploded, mangling his left leg and ripping off his right arm.

About the photographer

Nina Berman

Nina Berman has been an editorial and documentary photographer for more than 20 years, focusing primarily on the American political and social landscape. She is the author of Pur...

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