2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

Eugene Richards

Reportage by Getty Images/The Sunday Times Magazine/Paris Match

19 March, 2006

War Is Personal. Carlos Arredondo's son Alexander, a lance-corporal with the US Marines was killed in combat in Najaf, Iraq, on Carlos's birthday. By the end of 2009, over 4,300 men and women from US military forces had been killed and some 30,000 maimed or wounded since the beginning of the conflict in Iraq. The incidence of stress-related illness and military suicides was increasing.

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Eugene Richards

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