Henry Hargreaves’ Military Messages

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Inspired by the clever, humorous and often dark messages many
soldiers carved into Zippo lighters during the Vietnam war,
photographer Henry Hargreaves recently recreated the same reoccurring
themes with the modern equivalent of necessity—cell phones. Using
situational props and heavy vignetting, the photographic series
depicts engraved cell phones as if found in
the pockets of uniforms in Afghanistan and Iraq today, hinting at how little has changed in the last 40 years of American warfare.