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

Eugene Richards

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

23 February, 2006

War Is Personal. Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot in the spine during an ambush on his fourth day in 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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