The War Through the Lens of Hipstamatic

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The War Through the Lens of Hipstamatic

The war in Afghanistan began nearly a decade ago, before the advent of the iPhone and Facebook. Like technology, the war has changed and evolved. We've seen and read about soldiers and their experiences, but these images, though documentary in nature, give a candid snapshot of everyday life in and around the war.

Design, war, hisptamatic

The War in Hipstamatic is a five-part Foreign Policy series featuring photos taken by photographers embedded in Afghanistan. The photographers primarily used the iPhone and the photo filter app, Hipstamatic, to capture events and scenes. The result: a collection of poignant and beautiful behind-the-scenes glimpses into the lives of soldiers and the Afghan people.

Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic
Design, war, hisptamatic

These photos are part of a larger experimental media project called Basetrack, created by a team of photographers and journalists to chronicle the complete deployment of a group of marines. See more of the five-part series at Foreign Policy.

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Ward Andrews

Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started Design.org in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Design.org Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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