So over on Buzzfeed they’ve got this story about IDF soldiers getting ready for conflict and Instagramming the preparations.
These are some of the strangest photographs I think I’ve ever seen, Buzzfeed calls them “surreal.”
We often talk about kids going to war, and we see the candid shots of crying soldiers happy to see their families, and the publicity photos of those same young people standing at perfect attention. But these stick with me more, because I don’t see young soldiers here. I see teenagers the way they want to be seen. Cute, silly, tough, carefree, all sorts of things. These are kids marching off to war, and they’ve got smiles on their faces.
Warning: Disturbing imagery.
Warco, short for War Corespondent, is a war journalism video game. It looks like a fascinating concept, but the question is: Young jounos, would you play this? And if you’re going into war or IR reporting, would this be too close to home?
From the Daily What Geek.
Robert Capa, taken by Gerda Taro, 1937.