Nina Berman - Purple Hearts (limited stock)
A Purple Heart, the honour given to soldiers for their wounds, is one that many cling to when faced with the realities of both the return home and their time at war. Accompanying the images are first person interviews with the soldiers as they discuss why they enlisted and their experiences in Iraq, as well as their lives now and the prospect of living as disabled veterans.
Purple Hearts is a series of portraits and interviews with American military who returned from Iraq severely wounded. It gives an intimate understanding of the human cost of war through the experiences of American soldiers.
While their physical wounds are extreme, the primary focus of the visual reportage is the psychological condition and the struggle to find identity and purpose in the aftermath of war. A divide exists between those who live the war each day - Iraqis, American troops, their families - and those for whom war is a distant incomprehensible abstraction.
- Trolley Books: ISBN-10: 1904563341
- 2004 - Hardcover - 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm