2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Eugene Richards

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

02 May, 2007

War Is Personal. Former US Army medic Michael Harmon, who shares a small apartment in Brooklyn with his mother, grandmother and stepfather, has suffered from severe anxiety attacks since returning from Iraq. 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.

About the photographer

Eugene Richards

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