Al'amarah child by Phillip French

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this was taken during a tour of Iraq, in Al’amarah. Some of the worst fighing occured while we were there.


1pwrr, army, boy, child, dessert, iraq, military, patrol, soldier, telic, war

I am a keen amateur, and have been lucky enough to have been published in the books "Dusty Warriors’ and ‘Op.Snakebite’. I’m currently using a 5d mk2, 24-105L,50 1.4, 50 1.8, 580EX2, 2x 420EX,st-e2, amongst other bits and pieces.

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  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Brilliant pic

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 6 years ago

    For me the kid’s expression of anger and force, with the trooper in the BG makes it a wonderful and connected journalistic image. Thanks for adding it to the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 6 years ago

    I agree with Eyal.
    I think its a look of defiance though…
    Excellent shot.

  • Mark Moskvitch
    Mark Moskvitchover 6 years ago

    Stunning, stunning image…what else could I add?

  • Darla  Logsdon
    Darla Logsdonover 6 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 6 years ago

    awesome depth…im not talking about the focus

  • Simon Mears
    Simon Mearsover 6 years ago

    outstanding picture.. it conveys so much within it.

  • madison07
    madison07about 6 years ago

    It’s so sad the children have to grow up in a world like that…Excellent capture though =)

  • EnVee
    EnVeeabout 6 years ago

    the childs look is the same on either side of the war.

    very good capture

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauabout 6 years ago

    Strong and powerful!!!

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