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Standing at Silent Attention...

Rows of empty soldier's boots serve as a shocking and painful reminder of the human cost of the Iraq War.


I don't know which was more heartbreaking...the boots that looked as if they were well-worn, as if they had marched over miles of rigorous terrain, or the boots that looked brand new, barely out of the box with hardly a mark on them. Waves of utter sadness swept over me while positioning for this shot; the reality of lost lives represented in rows of empty soles...


"Eyes Wide Open"...if this exhibition comes to your town, I highly recommend seeing it. Check out the website for exhibition locations & dates:


Colorado State Capitol Building, Denver, CO

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Taken on October 10, 2006