december 28, 2014

In our everyday lives, it is so easy to make decisions about other people. Often, it happens so quickly that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. We see the clothes, the car, the mannerisms, and often we decide that we know all about another person.

That reaction can be exponentially more potent when we see someone in uniform. The American people have mixed feelings about the United States’ military action around the world and those feelings, good or bad, get transferred to every member of the armed forces we see.

But people are much more than their occupation, the clothes they wear, or the car they drive. In a new series of portriats, Devin Mitchell photographed veterans looking in the mirror and seeing themselves.

The photos are stunning, you can see more here. We would all do better to try and remind ourselves that everyone we meet is so much more than what we can see.

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