25.07.2013 in21:20 in Portraits -->
Photographer, journalist and film maker Lalage Snow graduated from the University of Bristol in 2002 with a degree in Ancient History (2.1).
She worked for a number of national and international publications as a writer before going on to hone her visual skills by completing a Masters at the London College of Communication in 2007 in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography achieving Distinction.
Since then she has worked as a stringer for Agence France Presse and has freelanced in The Middle East, Europe, Central and South East Asia before moving to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010. She has worked for a number of publications including the Daily Telegraph, Granta, Look, The Glasgow Herald, Glamour Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Mirror, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Sunday Times, Washington Post, Elle, Grazia and the Sydney Morning Herald both writing and photographing features. She has also worked on projects with Oxfam, Afghan Aid, Save The Children, Human Rights Watch and Women for Women International. She also syndicates images through Corbis.
In late 2009 released a limited edition book ‘Full Deployment, a year in the life of The Scots Guards’ published by Menin House. In 2010 she was selected to participate in Noorderlicht’s Project Warzone in the Netherlands and her work is published in the exhibition book of the same name.
Snow is currently based in London.
A series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of eight months, before, during and after their operational deployment in Afghanistan. The portraits are captioned with the thoughts and feelings of each individual. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the frontline
As the body count of British servicemen killed or wounded rose and the political ramifications of the British army’s presence in Afghanistan became increasingly convoluted, more and more soldiers felt like they didn’t have a voice, or at least, weren’t being listened to. ‘We Are The Not Dead’ is an attempt at giving the brave young men and women the chance to speak.
We Are The Not Dead…