2012 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, Singles, 1st prize

Afghanistan

Photographer

David Goldman

The Associated Press

24 June, 2011

Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

About

David Goldman

A 1998 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish, Goldman’s first job was as a staff photographer at the weekly Nor...

Background story

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Vandandaigue played the drums in a corner of the base when it wasn’t being used to repair armored vehicles, during his unit’s final week of patrols. Canadian combat operations came to an end in July, as troops withdrew from the southern region of Afghanistan. The base was handed over to American troops.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/320 sec
Focal length
28mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
100
Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

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