These images were taken during my deployment to Afghanistan dating from April 2009 to March 2010. They are a document of events that took place during this time period and aim to provide deeper insight into Afghan culture, the heart of the people, and a testament of their willpower.

"If leadership rests inside the lion’s jaw, so be it. Go snatch it from his jaws. Your lot shall be greatness, prestige, honor and glory. If all fails, face death like a man."

-Hanzala of Badghis