May 30th, 2011
June 23rd, 2010
A portrait of Marine Corporal Aaron P. Mankin, injured in Iraq, from a story on Operation Mend. A collaboration between UCLA Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas., the goal of Operation Mend is to treat severely injured U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Joe Pugliese’s series was included in the PDN Photo Annual 2011 online gallery.
May 31st, 2010
All photos © Peter van Agtmael / Magnum Photos / The New York Times Magazine
General Stanley A. McChrystal meets with U.S. and Afghan commanders at Forward Operating Base Delhi in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Peter van Agtmael documented General McChrystal and the challenges facing American forces in Afghanistan.
Van Agtmael’s series is included in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.
All photos © Jeff Sheng
“For the past year, I have been photographing men and women in the United States military who are closeted and affected by the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy banning gays and lesbians from openly serving in the United States armed forces. In making these portraits, I wanted to create images that gave recognition to these individuals for their service and not ruin their careers by exposing their identity. Most, if not all, of the subjects have done tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Jeff Sheng‘s portraits were included in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.