[Boy with a gun. Young children playing in the backstreets of al-Amarah and reacting to a British Army patrol. "It is a dangerous place and time to be a child pointing a toy pistol at soldiers with real weapons" (LINK). © Giles Penfound]
The BBC News UK Edition features some photos and lines from british soldier and photographer Giles Penfound:
Giles Penfound is a soldier in the British Army's Royal Logistics Corps and chief media operations photographer for the army.
While working in the southern Iraq cities of Basra and Al Amarah he began a personal project, documenting ordinary Iraqis' lives.
(Thx to Photoblogs.org/Anders Jacobsen)
["These people are snapshots, a reminder of my prejudices and lack of understanding but also, thankfully, a reminder that despite our differences we are very much the same." (LINK). © Giles Penfound]