Thursday, November 15, 2007


Filipino photojournalist Luis Sinco wrote this poignant piece for the Los Angeles Times where he works. It is a must-read.

Sinco is known as a great photographer; this article shows he's a brilliant writer as well.

In 2004, while embedded in Fallouja, he took a picture of Marine Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller [below].

That image, dubbed as "Marlboro Marine", made Miller famous and Sinco a Pulitzer finalist.

But their intertwined lives didn't end when they went home.

The article deftly shows what war does to young soldiers and to the people who care about them.
[Miller's photo from; Sinco's photo from]

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