100 Faces of War Experience 1 Favorite 



Jan 1 2009


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On completion the 100 Faces project will consist of 100 Portraits of Americans who have been to the theaters of war in Iraq or Afghanistan (OEF,OIF). Each portrait is accompanied by a placard featuring a statement written by the person pictured and a brief biography of the person pictured. The biographical information and the statement reflect the person at the time of the creation of the portrait.

Mostly military personnel are pictured but some civilians are also pictured. All have travelled from America to the theater of war in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. The portraits are not for sale and not done at any cost to the participants.

The project is being created by the artist Matt Mitchell with the help of many volunteers. Matt Mitchell selects each person to be involved and paints each portrait.

The portraits and statements are meant to be exhibited both while the project is in progress and upon completion. This exhibition is meant to serve as a place where people can contemplate the nature of the American experience of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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