30 Captivating Photos of Soldiers Before, During, and After Service in Afghanistan


The emotional and psychological impact war has on soldiers can be quite difficult to gauge. But these photos of soldiers before, during and after service in Afghanistan subtly hint at the transformations happening inside these soldiers.

The juxtaposed images gives the viewer a chance to observe how the innocent expressions of these men before being deployed were transformed into hardened stares and averted gazes in less than a year of being stationed in a war zone.

1. Arnold, 21

Arnold, 21

2. Corporal Steven Gibson, 29

Corporal Steven Gibson, 29

3. Danny, 20

Danny, 20