Monday, February 12, 2007


There's so much that could be said about this photograph, winner of the World Press Photo prize for portraiture. The expressions on the couple's faces; the distinct ways in which they hold themselves. And then there's the caption...

Iraq wedding portrait
"Wounded US Marine returns home from Iraq to marry"
via Interbreeding.

[Update: More, from Majikthise, including links to the full gallery of pictures, and the comment "The groom's ambiguous expression is a metaphor for the all the ways that war changes people. [. . .] Maybe the Marine is literally a different person than his finacee agreed to marry."]

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