War and Peace presents tintype portraits of active duty military and veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines as a kind of “confessional” before the camera. Fifteen men and nine women of various backgrounds, ages, and roles in the armed forces were photographed in uniform and in civilian attire in an exploration of war, identity, and what serving in the armed forces means. These double portraits contrast each individual and his or her role in the military against his or her identity in a contemporary world that is constantly shifting culturally and politically.  
     
Ray 01
2011
Tintype
8 x 10