Photos From the Front Line

Photo by Reynaldo Leal

Marine Reynaldo Leal served in Iraq for two tours. He says he was never without three things: his rifle, his combat helmet and his Canon 20D. The interesting thing about modern war, he notes, is that all the soldiers have a camera now. So while the restrictions imposed by the military means we might not be getting the iconic images of Vietnam, we get a different view from the people actually fighting on the front lines.

CNN.com did a mini documentary on Leal and his camera here, and he gives some insight into photographing war.

You can see more of Leal’s work here.

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1 Response to “Photos From the Front Line”


  1. 1 Elliot May 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    FYI, if you look at the exif data on his site the photos all seem to be from 4 years ago.


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