Soldiers and Warriors Photography Showcase

Unfortunately, for many centuries humanity has failed to say “farewell to arms”. Moreover, with new wars regularly breaking out here and there for some often vague reasons it does not even look like people have ever tried to stop weapon production and society militarization. We are publishing this photography showcase, featuring soldiers and warriors, just to reveal, at least a little, the true face of war and draw your attention to that tremendous pain and tragedy, clearly expressed in the eyes of those, who fight on the battlefields and who know the smell of death from their own experience.

One of the aims of art is to depict human emotions and feelings, both positive and negative. At war, perhaps as nowhere else, the intensity and depth of people’s emotions reach their culmination. Looking into the eyes of these soldiers on the photographs, you can read a lot about life and its true values. This becomes especially obvious and distinct at the pictures of older warriors, whose faces are not covered by the bullet-proof helmets or sunglasses. Whether it is a regular army soldier, a partisan, or a tribal warrior – everyone’s eyes are filled with the whole range of emotions from fear and disgust to pride, vigor, and urge for victory. This makes soldiers and warriors photography extremely powerful means of influencing the audience, which is capable of arousing some blunted or deeply hidden emotions and making people think about and reconsider some historical events as well as their personal attitude to life and common human values, such as peace, friendship, family, love, etc…

Wizened by Phil Morgan

Thousand Yard Stare by Tim Lethbridge

Old Soldier by Andrew Thatcher

The Forgotten Warriors by Olivier Sarbil

La Grande Vadrouille by Angela Vicedomini

The Forgotten Warriors by Olivier Sarbil

Beware of the Tiger by Koen Pieters

The Forgotten Warriors by Olivier Sarbil

The Forgotten Warriors by Olivier Sarbil

BEING ATTENTIVE by Thomas Holtkoetter

Gunner by Or Sachs

War is over! by Marc Gommans

Off To War by Steve Hill

2008 Army “Best Warrior Competition” by Patrick Buffett

Warrior and burning gas by James Birt

Georgia National Guardsman pays final respects during Fallen Warrior ceremony in Afghanistan by Kevin Elliott

Exercise KAPYONG WARRIOR by world_armies

N05-14 – Desert Soldier by Sergio Pessolano

Soldiers.. by Jose Gonzalez

Soldier’s comrades watching him as he sleeps, Thievpal, France, during World War I by National Library of Scotland

WWI German Soldier ( Cavalry ) by Sunny Brook

German Soldiers in Trench, c. 1915 by Bob Swanson

Nervous and beleaguered German troops file past the body of a French soldier on their way to captivity. Verdun 1916 by drakegoodman

German soldier by Daniel Marques

Soldier rifle firing bullet shell smoking by Gopal Aggarwal

“I was a soldier of Haile Selassie” Dorze Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Skip, Confederate Soldier, Civil War Reenactor/ Reenactor Series by Eduardo Molina

Serbian Soldiers, European War – Magic Lantern Slide by Sunny Brook

Civil Warrior by Michael Brooking

Samoerai / Samurai by Nationaal Archief


READY FOR BATTLE — A Young Japanese Samurai On His Way to War (or “How the Merchant’s Son Played ‘Dress Up’ in the Photographer’s Studio”) by Okinawa Soba

THE SAMURAI AND HIS ATTENDANT — Life and Protocol in Old Japan by Okinawa Soba

A Warrior’s Soul by Dave Brosha

Warrior by Tatiana Cardeal

Warrior by photoluver1

Aztec Warrior by Ute Hagen

Rain on the Warrior… by Goldmanoz

Three Fires Pow Wow – warrior by Alan Norsworthy

Samburu tribe warrior – Kenya by Eric Lafforgue

Samburu warrior – Kenya by Eric Lafforgue

Masai Warrior..processed with adobe camera raw by Dipak Gohil

Old N’derobo Maasai Warrior by Peter Kigwa

Etiopía- Joven Mursi (Mursi warrior) by tapperoa

Etiopía-Guerrero Mursi con su AK-47(Mursi Warrior) by tapperoa

Love have Mursi! On eyed warrior, Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Viking Warrior by Jeroen van Wijngaarden

Saxon Warrior by Dan Baillie

Battlefield by Dan Baillie

Wolin Viking Festival 2005 by Krystkowiak

Mr. Viking Dude by Twitchietai

Swordsman by Simon Hammond

Knight by Filippo Venturi

Knight’s Joust! 2010 AZ Ren Fest by G Brummett

Knight At The Fights by James D. Collins


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