Photographer's Note

"A land mine is a self-contained explosive device designed to be placed onto or into the ground, exploding when triggered by an operator or the close proximity of a vehicle, person or animal. The name originates from the practice of sapping, where tunnels were dug (much like mining) under enemy fortifications or forces. These tunnels ("mines") were first collapsed to destroy fortifications above, and later filled with explosives and detonated.

Anti-personnel land mines or APLs are designed to kill or injure enemy combatants as opposed to destroying vehicles. They are often designed to injure rather than kill, in order to increase the logistical support (evacuation, medical) burden on the opposing force. Some types of anti-personnel mines can also damage the tracks or wheels of armoured vehicles.

Anti-personnel land mines are widely considered to be ethically problematic weapons because their victims are commonly civilians, who are often killed or maimed long after a war has ended. According to anti–land mine campaigners, in Cambodia alone, area-denial mines have resulted in 35,000 amputees after the cessation of hostilities". (wikipedia)


This is a photo of a photo. While visiting the UN building in NY, I found most interesting one particular room: it had on the walls huge photos of victims of APLs.
This face took my attention instantly. I didn't even get the photographer's name, but now I want to thank him (whoever he is) from the bottom of my heart.

The eyes being so expresive, there was no need to make dramatic changes: only BW and a narrow white frame.

Thanks for the visit.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Lara CS (agriolouloudo) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 35 N: 46] (165)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2004-09-17
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.6
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 10:11
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