100 Faces of War
Through the eyes of soldiers who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters, 100 Faces of War gives voice to the warriors among us: the 1 percent who protect the 99 percent of us all. Featuring 100 portraits of veterans from every state and the District of Columbia, the subjects represent a cross section of those who served, and reflect a variety of military branches, job descriptions, and personal backgrounds.
The oil portraits, by artist Matt Mitchell, pay homage to these individuals, visually conveying the impacts of their military experience. Each portrait is accompanied by a personal, unedited essay by the sitter, ranging from humorous to dramatic, from lighthearted to poignant. Their essays candidly reveal the truth of war's lasting effects.
Funded project of the Florida Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.