83: Cynthia Bittenfield

Cynthia Bittenfield
IED, fom the series "The Home Front"

Series Statement: The 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center has passed. For the majority of the past decade the United States has been at war. As time went on, news of these wars vanished from the front-page headlines eclipsed by pressing issues on the home front.

This series looks at life on the home front while referencing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a division between the soldiers who are over there fighting and their families and those who lives remain relatively untouched by war. We have yet to realize fully the impact of soldiers returning home from a combat zone as they reintegrate back into society. As they need our help, compassion and understanding, we will no longer be able to keep the sharp delineation between home front and war front.

Images from this series were shot in domestic settings, and at various military training sites in the US.