Here Are The Young Men
I’m so happy and so proud to announce that the PHOTO BOOK ‘Here are the young men’ has been published!!*
My series “Here are the young men” (The Netherlands – Afghanistan, 2009-2010) show photos of Dutch marines deployed to Afghanistan. These marines are young boys, full of excitement and expectations who are being sent to a war zone. There they are confronted with pain, sadness and death. Will something appear on their faces of these experiences? To find an answer to this question Claire Felicie photographed the marines of the 13th infantry company of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, before, during and after their deployment in Uruzgan.
The series ‘Here are the young men’ is divided in three subseries:
‘Marked‘: black and white triptychs of marines before, during and after their tour of duty to Afghanistan.
‘Armoured‘: black and white portraits of marines back from patrol and photo’s of their good luck charms.
‘Committed‘: colour photo’s of marines on their base Combat Outpost Tabar in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
A selection can be seen on this website.
*Due to the pre-orders and donations of all those great people on Indiegogo, the support of The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the Veterans’ Institution, together with the grant by Sem Presser and the support of the Veterans’ Foundation, we have made the book!
The book is 25 euros, shipping costs not included.