The first phase of the Vietnam war took place between the years just 14 years after WW II. And as this poignant yet heartbreaking photo from 1963 showed the sacrifices made by these soldiers extended to not just their country, but also their loved ones.

For the longest time, I’ve found myself completely unmoved by landmarks. Maybe I’m just a philistine, or maybe my indifference is the result of too many screensavers, postcards, posters and jpegs. Photographer Oliver Curtis taps into this disconnect with his series Volte-face (about turn), the result of a global trip that saw him visit the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Colosseum and do a 180-degree turn.

For the longest time, I’ve found myself completely unmoved by landmarks. Maybe I’m just a philistine, or maybe my indifference is the result of too many screensavers, postcards, posters and jpegs. Photographer Oliver Curtis taps into this disconnect with his series Volte-face (about turn), the result of a global trip that saw him visit the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Colosseum and do a 180-degree turn.

Monroe by Emily Dryden and Zahydé Pietri, from their series Fresh Faces

Monroe by Emily Dryden and Zahydé Pietri, from their series Fresh Faces

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