In recent times war has been lingering in shreds around the world, leaving parts of the world in shreds - the latest news from Iraq being that US troops have pulled out after nine years of battle. 9 years? Where did it all go? Every once in a while we see it on the news but the constant flashing of images bears no true meaning anymore; a banality hangs over a thing that affects entire countries, soldiers and civilians on both sides of the violence.
Images are quite meaningless, especially for the rest of us who haven't experienced anything first hand. Photographer Claire Felicie's Here are the Young Men series captures the images of soldiers before deployment, during war and after coming home. Can we really tell what has changed for these young men? Or are we just kidding ourselves?