I’ll begin populating this blog by featuring some of my favorite Iraq and Afghanistan war photographers. First up, Bill Putnam. Bill and I served together on a deployment to Kosovo when he was an active-duty soldier. Now out of the Army, he has embedded with the 101st Airborne Division on tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you visit Bill’s website you’ll notice his skill at portraiture.
That skill is also featured in this article from the Pittsburgh City Paper.
Here, though, I’ll highlight Bill’s work at greater range, in part because he gave me permission to use these pictures (a while back, and for a different project, true) and in part because they were taken in eastern Afghanistan, where I served. Most of all, I like the tilt of the rockscrabble terrain, the blue skies and billowing clouds, and the soldiers that stitch the earth and sky together.