We salute our soldiers, but tend to avert our eyes from the physical and emotional toll that our wars are taking on their lives. But NOOR photographer Nina Berman has been insisting that we see, beginning with her acclaimed “Purple Hearts” project in 2004. Most recently, she produced a powerful series of videos for Disabled American Veterans about former soldiers exposed–with dire consequences–to toxic fumes from the US military’s open trash-burning pits in Iraq.

You can see other videos from Berman’s “Poisoned While Deployed” series at her Vimeo page.

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Gerd Ludwig on His “Invisible Flash” Technique

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Lighting, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More