Soldier Boy. Soldier GirlLynn Blodgett
Photographer Lynn Blodgett has been taking pictures since the age of 10. In 2007, after studying photography with world renowned portrait photographer Andrew Eccles and distinguished photo-editor Laurie Kratochvil, Lynn’s photo’s of the homeless were published in his book “Finding Grace, the Face of America’s Homeless.” The work was named by American Photo as one of the top 10 photography books of the year, and received nation wide praise.
Lynn’s newest body of work “Soldier Boy. Soldier Girl,” will be exhibited in the Kimball Art Center’s Garage Gallery from October 18th- December 1st, 2013. The dramatically lit portraits feature two ‘soldiers’, one male, one female, dressed in the military uniforms of every war fought by the United States. While the technology and clothing change from image to image, the two models remain the same, symbolizing the constant human element of warfare. Even as the style and appearance of war is modified over time, the bravery, valor and sacrifice of soldiers never falters. Lynn’s work shows the dignity of the armed forces throughout America’s history, and visually represents how the cost of conflict does not change.