These young men

Sunday January 08, 2012 Written by ronan

Claire Felicie's beguiling Marked project literally depicts the changing face of war through photographs of young men before, during and after a tour of duty.

It's a subtly nuanced illustration of the impact of conflict - beyond the spectacle of explosions, death and grandiose speeches.

The result is uncomfortably fascinating; we can't help but imagine what's going on behind their steely gazes. It's an interesting look at the human condition, which ranges from death, anger, disillusionment and pain to confidence, strength and serenity - even nonchalance. But no love.

Aristotle stated, "Change in all things is sweet". Would the subjects of these photos agree?