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More Anti-War Propaganda from a Rock Star
on 13 May 2014
After receiving this book as a present (I have family that have served in both Afghanistan & Iraq), I really became intrigued by the quality of the photographs in Wounded. Then I started to wonder about Adams true intentions. As someone who is obviously talented in music and who donates much time and money to charity, I find it somewhat offensive that Adams decided to stroke his ego by releasing this book. Yes, war is absolutely cruel. But sometimes it is necessary to march into battle to avoid even bigger conflicts ahead. My grandfather fought in WW2. He was wounded. If Beyonce or some pop star decided to become a photographer and ask to take his pic for her career I think it diminishes the creditably of our nations contributions. These people in this book are heroes that are being used by Adams to further his ultra liberal stance against nations defending themselves against terrorism. Like his last books where he took photos of famous people, he basically used his status as a celebrity to gain access to the queen and supermodels who any other photographer that had been working in this industry would never have had access to. Its just because hes a pop star that has a million dollar agent with contacts those famous people. I know many photographers that could have taken these photos just as well if not better.