2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

Eugene Richards

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

30 April, 2008

War Is Personal. A brain injury following an anti-tank mine explosion left Shurvon Phillip unable to speak and in need of constant care. His mother, Gail Ulerie, sleeps beside him every night. 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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