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© Jeremiah Ridgeway
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UploadedSeptember 14, 2007
TakenDecember 3, 2006
Exposure1/200 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length34 mm
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Nuristan, Afghanistan, December 2006. Four local construction contractors awaiting work on a US forward operating base. The US military relies on locals to build and improve remote outposts in Afghanistan.

Honorable Mention

National Geographic International Photography Contest.

In the From the front photo essay.

30 responses

  • Calvin Sun

    Calvin Sun gave props (13 Sep 2007):

    Nice capture

  • 1 2

    1 2 (Deleted) gave props (13 Sep 2007):

    classic shot with a good message

  • Pauline Easter

    Pauline Easter gave props (13 Sep 2007):

    Excellent docu photography here.

  • Kendra Flynn

    Kendra Flynn said (22 Sep 2007):

    I love this essay. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thomas Henry

    Thomas Henry gave props (20 Oct 2007):

    Hauntingly beautiful image!

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2007):

    This photo essay is so powerful! This image is amazing...I love their different expressions. Submit this for emotion!


    JAMIE KAISER gave props (30 Nov 2007):

    Wow.. Amazing!

  • Kelly Morezak

    Kelly Morezak said (2 Dec 2007):

    This is absolutely one of my favorite pieces of yours! Wow.

  • Robert Mickleboro

    Robert Mickleboro gave props (26 Jan 2008):


  • Natalie Franco

    Natalie Franco (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2008):

    One of the most brilliant photo essay's yet ! Inspiring, thoughtful and powerfullllllllllll!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (16 Apr 2008):

    What are their individual thoughts? Great essay.

  • Melissa C

    Melissa C said (8 May 2008):

    This is amaaaazing.


    GRUCELA BEATA said (4 Jun 2008):

    You were close enough to capture a good picture. I'm inspired.

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Omg....I love this. SOOOO powerful and real. Well done.

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Just print it now lads

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson said (5 Jun 2008):

    Dude, you know this on has my VOTE !

  • Jordan Scott

    Jordan Scott gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    unreal shots, and an unreal shoot. Its a great shot cause they are not like the contractors that we have here and you would never imagine these guys to be contractors. great photo!

  • Patrik Jandak

    Patrik Jandak said (6 Jun 2008):

    beautiful photo, very much of insider view

  • Jeffrey Lowy

    Jeffrey Lowy said (15 Jun 2008):

    Amazing image!!! Most definitely gets my vote!

  • Toni Segers

    Toni Segers (Deleted) said (19 Jun 2008):

    So much said with no words spoken. Great capture!

  • Mike Dougher

    Mike Dougher gave props (23 Jun 2008):

    wow....this is...incredible!

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    Great shot (and great photo-essay) ! Would like so much to go there...

  • Andy Hood

    Andy Hood said (24 Jun 2008):

    hi, i fucking love this

  • Manon Paradis

    Manon Paradis (Deleted) said (24 Jun 2008):

    I remember the first time I saw this photo and fell in love with it. Beautiful !

  • Erin La Rue

    Erin La Rue said (26 Jun 2008):

    I love the emotional depth in this photo, it's almost heartbreaking. This is truly an amazing shot, you have my vote.

  • Nick Edens

    Nick Edens gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Really excellent moment captured. Very nice.

  • n

    n gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Excellent! I remember this shot from the article you wrote, great work.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    Some tough looking men!

  • Francois Richard

    Francois Richard gave props (23 Dec 2010):

    well done

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    It's very blessing born as a US citizen. Can do anything anywhere

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