Saturday, September 03, 2011

Baghdad, Iraq (April 2005).

For anybody that's attempted to take a large group photo, even under the best of circumstances, it's difficult to get every face in the picture. Particularly, when all the subjects are moving in different directions. Sometimes, luck plays a role when attempting to capture a single image at just the right moment.

During the Berlin Airlift in 1948, German children would scramble for packages of goodies dropped from relief planes landing into the besieged 
city. Fast forward to 2005. No matter where U.S. Troops traveled in Iraq, children were soon to follow. Once a convoy stopped in a village, the American soldiers became a magnet for kids. When I snapped this photograph, dozens of children ran towards our vehicle hoping for candy and soccer balls.