Powerful Images of Wounded Vets Show the Painful Reality of War

Intimate portraits capture the humanity of these brave men and women.

Photographer David Jay’s powerful images of veterans severly wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan captures the pain and humanity of these brave soldiers. The intimate portraits are from Jay’s photo project, The Unknown Soldier, which doesn’t shy away from showing the full extent of veterans’ wounds. The end result is a hauntingly beautiful reminder of the real human cost of war.