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Monday, May 26, 2014

Video short doc/photographs "War Is Personal" by Eugene Richards

Watch "War Is Personal" delves into the lives of 15 people forever changed by the war in Iraq. As a photojournalist Eugene Richards, in each chapter, shows the impact of the war in photographs and interviews with soldiers, husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, revealing their emotional battles.

Thank you to artists who risk their life to share the story of war.

Eugene Richards award-winning photo-journalist. "It was 2006; the war in Iraq was in its fourth year. No weapons of mass destruction had been found. There were reports of tens of thousands of dead and injured Iraqis, of more than 2,000 dead American soldiers, of rising rates of depression and suicide among American military personnel. All the while Congress and the media debated what the conflict was costing America in image and treasure, the president in popularity. Troubled by the public’s growing indifference to the tragedy of Iraq and critical of my own inaction, I set out on what would be a years-long journey to document the lives of Americans who’d been profoundly affected by the war."

“People have done a lot of great work on the war,” Richards said. “But I think the more intimate you get, the closer it comes to you.”

Watch short video interview of Eugene Richards by Italian LODI Channel (English/Italian Subtitles)

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