The War Photo No One Would Publish – The Atlantic

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Stan Hummel called my attention to this article: The War Photo No One Would Publish – The Atlantic.  I didn’t embed the specific image here.  If you want to see it, you can follow the link.  Warning: it may not be something many people want to see.

The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body, turning him to dusty ash and blackened bone. In a photograph taken soon afterward, the soldier’s hand reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors and textures of his hand and shoulders look like those of the scorched and rusted metal around him. Fire has destroyed most of his features, leaving behind a skeletal face, fixed in a final rictus. He stares without eyes.

On February 28, 1991, Kenneth Jarecke stood in front…

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~ by Sable Aradia on August 13, 2014.

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