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

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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


4. Emiel, 26

Emiel, 26


5. Jasper, 21

Jasper, 21


6. Jeff, 24

Jeff, 24


7. Jeffrey, 23

Jeffrey, 23


 8. Koen, 24

Koen, 24


 

9. Lance Corporal David McLean, 27

Lance Corporal David McLean, 27


 

10. Lance Corporal Martyn Rankin, 23

Lance Corporal Martyn Rankin, 23


 

11. Lance Corporal Sean Tennant, 29

Lance Corporal Sean Tennant, 29


 

12. Luke, 25

Luke, 25


 

13. Nicky, 22

Nicky, 22


 

14. Pascal, 23

Pascal, 23


15. Private Becky Hitchcock, 19

Private Becky Hitchcock, 19


16. Private Ben Frater, 21

Private Ben Frater, 21


17. Private Chris MacGregor, 24

Private Chris MacGregor, 24


18. Private Fraiser Pairman, 21

Private Fraiser Pairman, 21

 


19. Private Dylan Hughes, 26

Private Dylan Hughes, 26


20. Private Jo Yavala, 28

Private Jo Yavala, 28


 

21. Private Matthew Hodgson, 18

Private Matthew Hodgson, 18


 

22. Private Sean Patterson, 19

Private Sean Patterson, 19


 

23. Private Steven Anderson, 31

Private Steven Anderson, 31


 

24. Remon, aged 21

Remon, aged 21


 

25. Second Lieutenant Adam Petzsch, 25

Second Lieutenant Adam Petzsch, 25


 

26. Second Lieutenant Struan Cunningham, 24

Second Lieutenant Struan Cunningham, 24


 

27. Sergeant Alexander McBroom, 24

Sergeant Alexander McBroom, 24


28. Sjoerd, 22

Sjoerd, 22


29. Stefan, 20

Stefan, 20


30. Sven, 20

Sven, 20

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