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These 14 moving photos of wounded soldiers were all taken by Bryan Adams

Posted by Original article by Oscar Quine for the Independent Magazine in people

These pictures of wounded UK armed forces personnel were taken by Bryan Adams, the Canadian rock musician who is also a celebrated portrait photographer.

Four years worth of photos are published in a new book, Wounded: The Legacy of War, Photographs by Bryan Adams, and at an accompanying exhibition at Somerset House in London.


I just thought I should try and be as honest with them as possible, because they were being honest with me.

  • Bryan Adams, on being asked whether he felt the weight of responsibility in capturing traumatic personal narratives

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Marine Mark Ormrod, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24


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Private Alex Stringer, injured in Afghanistan, aged 20


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Private Karl Hinett, injured in Iraq, aged 18


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Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30


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Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23


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Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23


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Corporal Simon Brown, injured in Iraq, aged 28


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Rifleman Craig Wood, injured in Afghanistan, aged 18


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Corporal Ricky Fergusson, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24


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Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30


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Lieutenant Will Dixon, injured in Afghanistan, aged 25


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Sergeant Mark Sutcliffe, injured in Iraq, aged 27


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Corporal Rory Mackenzie, injured in Iraq, aged 25


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Marine Joe Townsend, injured in Afghanistan, aged 19


(All pictures courtesy of Bryan Adams)


Read more about the photographs here.


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