Iraq: Through the Eyes of an American Soldier contains over 200 beautiful and thought provoking images as photographed by U.S. Staff Sergeant Russell Lee Klika during multiple deployments to Iraq, between 2002 and 2010. Risking his own life to capture glimpses of the war, the people, and the country --- and sometimes shooting his camera from the back of a speeding Humvee or while machine guns fired around him --- Klika's work records history as it unfolds. With each image, Klika seeks to highlight the humanity in the moments and the faces of the people: US military personnel, Iraqi soldiers, and Iraqi civilians. With only minimal text, each page in this photo-collection lets the images speak for themselves.
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Russell Lee Klika is a self-taught photojournalist. At age 17 he joined the Marines to become a machine gunner, and soon after, he purchased a 35mm film camera on a whim. The strength of his photos earned him a spot in the Eddie Adams Experience in Photojournalism workshop where he was the first military photographer to attend. As a civilian photojournalist for leading newspapers on both coasts, he has covered a myriad of events including daring military aerial maneuvers and the emotionally charged LA riots. Since 2003, Klika has had numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army National Guard. Klika is the recipient of over 50 First Place honors and Best of Show Designations; his work has been featured in over 35 magazines, newspapers and web-based galleries worldwide, including TIME, Newsweek, NY and LA Times, and Soldier of Fortune. He is a frequent contributor to the Guard Experience magazine and is currently assigned as a photographer to the National Guard Bureaus official website: 1800GOGUARD.
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Book Description WordStream Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111935758020
Book Description WordStream Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1935758020