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The Acclaimed Photojournalist Who Captures PTSD Through His Lens

  • U.S.
  • 09.25.13 12:15 PM EDT

Ashley Gilbertson is on a crusade to de-stigmatize PTSD for returning soldiers. While capturing images in Iraq, the photojournalist saw friends killed firsthand and felt the impact of returning home in that emotional state. It was that experience that led Gilbertson to the project that he’s most proud of. 

"Bedrooms of the Fallen" is a photo collective immortalizing soldiers who died in combat. The mission is to remind people that before these young people passed in war, they were once sons, daughters, sisters and brothers with stories of their own.

Ashley Gilbertson is a member of VII Photo that specializes in conflict photography.