Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Refers to Platon Portrait of Elsheba Khan

In the previous post, we heard Colin Powell speak about a portrait that moved him about what America stands for. It was a reference to the photograph above by Platon of Elsheba Khan at the grave of her son, Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan from New Jersey who as Powell said was a 14 year old at the time of 9/11 and grew up to join the armed forces to serve and die for his country.

From "The New Yorker":
Platon took pictures of hundreds of men and women who volunteered to serve in the military and were sent to Iraq or Afghanistan. He followed them on their journey through training and deployment, after demobilization and in hospitals, to compile a portrait of the dedication of the armed services today.
You can see all of Platon's portraits on "The New Yorker's" website.

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