The War in Hipstamatic



The War In Hipstamatic

An elderly refugee from Helmand province at the Charahi Qambar refugee camp — (Photo: Balazs Gardi)

Source:  The War in Hipstamatic — An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy.

Whenever I look at war photography and photographic reportages like this, my feelings get rather conflicted, as I’m both fascinated by the beauty of the photography and horrified by the context. This photo gallery is absolutely amazing and captivating. The multi-page navigation, usually irritating, in this case is almost necessary to give the viewer a moment of pause between the images. I’ve chosen one of the snapshots that most impressed me: the expression of the old man is a whole story in itself.

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