Nina Berman


Contemporary Photographers


The American public appears to be becoming increasingly aware of the fact that those splendid little wars in Afghanistan and especially Iraq aren’t going that well - forcing the president to find his last sympathetic audiences in places like Idaho, where he just gave another one of his speeches that show the mix of delusion, callousness and sheer incompetence by which his presidency will be judged in the future. Photographers like Nina Berman have been co-responsible for the war binge to come to and end and reality to set in; and reality in this case (as in all wars) means the costs, especially in terms of human life. Nina Berman took portraits of soldiers wounded in Iraq and compiled it in a book called Purple Hearts. See many more samples - plus text - here, here, and here.