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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Stephen Dupont. Sgt. Ingels, John A. Line Sgt Mortar Section, "Death Dealers", "The Old Man," 2009. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (70.00.00)

STEPHEN DUPONT. “Line Sgt. John Ingels, Mortar Section, Death Dealers.” Afghanistan, 2009

In 2009, Stephen Dupont embedded with the members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade while they were based in Afghanistan. In his journal from that time, Dupont describes daily life, foot patrols, weapons searches, supply runs, and Afghan people. He also included fifty-two instant Polaroid photographs showing portraits of marines, along with each man’s handwritten responses to the question “Why am I a Marine?”