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© Jeremiah Ridgeway
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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.

http://www.jpgmag.com/issues/13

Honorable Mention

National Geographic International Photography Contest.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7333540.stm

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

    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):

    Awesome!!!!

  • 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 Cell

    Melissa Cell said (8 May 2008):

    This is amaaaazing.

  • GRUCELA BEATA

    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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