After the Last Frontier: Abandoned Combat Veterans of America
Where should we go after the last frontiers, where should the birds fly after the last sky?
These portraits, which were taken in New York City, are of veterans that served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korea. Often unable to retrain in new careers, many have also been repeatedly denied assistance from the Veterans Administration (VA). Others have been fortunate to get a permit, which allows them to sell scarves and hats on the street.
Vast numbers of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, along with various physical injuries, and have struggled to receive quality medical care. Often sent to fight in wars of which they understood little, many of these former soldiers are now homeless, and have been abandoned by society.