Marines on Rifle Range by Kristopher Battles
There's a long tradition of artists being deployed into combat zones to document the day-to-day lives of soldiers and civilian populations. Drawing can give a different perspective on war that still photography and video don't.
Kristopher Battles is serving in the US Marine Corps as a "Combat Artist". His blog Sketchpad Warrior
documents his work in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006.
PBS created a documentary of combat artists during during WWII titled "They Drew Fire
". The accompanying website contains resources of major artists and works from the period.
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