iPhone pics offer unique view of Afghan conflict

A record of the lives of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan’s Helmand province during 2010 and 2011 has been uniquely captured for posterity via iPhone’s Hipstamatic application that allows users to digitally adjust “lenses,” “flashes” and “film stock,” reports Foreign Policy, which has reproduced many of the unique and poignant photographs on its website.

The photojournalism experiment was facilitated by Teru Kuwayama and Balazs Gardi, both of whom were embedded with Marine Battalion 1/8 in Helmand over a five-month period starting in September 2010.

Working with three other photographers, Kuwayama and Gardi pursued a project called Basetrack, which wove together various digital and social media tools and text, including Facebook posts, interviews, and the Hipstamatic images.



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