Soldiers’ portraits before, during and after warPhotographer Lalage Snow’s powerful series of triptychs titled We Are The Not Dead depict the faces of British servicemen before, during and after (left to right) their deployment to Afghanistan, spanning a period of seven months. The images are as striking as they are revealing, highlighting not only the physical transformations but the emotional ones, as well.
Lalage Snow is a photographer, journalist and filmmaker currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
if i wrote your obituary,
i’d tell about the military funeral,
all the burdens that you carried,
and the weight of them unbearable.
if i wrote your epitaph,
what would you want me to say?
the morning i get the telegraph,
will be my last full day.
if i spoke at your service,
would i shed a tear?
trembling, sad, and nervous,