ANA Soldier

A young Afghan National Army, ANA, soldier is seen at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

This photo was taken by Seamus Murphy.  For me it rises up from the sea of ‘war’ images from Afghanistan and shows a bit of what I prefer to see.  Rather than these almost toy soldier figures that are simply one of many Afghan men with a gun.  The closeness of the photo creates and intimacy, a humanity, the reality of living soulful being.