In a series of arresting portraits of young veterans, rocker Bryan Adams explores the wounds of battle. The exhibition by Bryan Adams includes portraits of 40 British servicemen and women wounded from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and will be on display at London’s Somerset House through Jan. 25, 2015.
Caroline Frogatt, Prince Harry and Bryan Adams attend a private view of Wounded: The Legacy of War at Somerset House on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2014 in London. Adams' father and grandfathers all served in the British Army.
Sgt. Rick Clement
Injured in Afgha...
Sgt. Rick Clement
Injured in Afghanistan
One month into his first tour in Afghanistan, Clement triggered an IED explosion, losing both legs and suffering internal injuries. Adams took the last photo of Clement in his formal uniform.
Rifleman Craig WoodInjured in Afghani...
Rifleman Craig Wood Injured in Afghanistan
While on a foot patrol, Wood was caught by an IED and lost both legs and part of his left arm.
Pvt. Karl HinettInjured in Iraq While...
Pvt. Karl Hinett Injured in Iraq
While guarding a crowd, Hinett was lit on fire by a mob, suffering extensive burns. Since his injury, Hinett has gotten several tattoos. One reads “unscarred,” a reference to his mental fortitude.
Marine Joe TownsendInjured in Afghani...
Marine Joe Townsend Injured in Afghanistan
Adams insisted on displaying fully the wounds of his subjects, including Townsend, who lost both legs to an IED. “They all committed to showing everything,” he says. “The wounds are real; they had to be completely real.”
Cpl. Simon BrownInjured in IraqWorkin...
Cpl. Simon Brown Injured in Iraq
Working as a vehicle mechanic, Brown was shot in the face, leaving him blind. (Among his glass eyes is one bearing the Union Jack.)
Cpl. Hannah CampbellInjured in Iraq W...
Cpl. Hannah Campbell Injured in Iraq
Wounded in a building collapse, Campbell suffered from constant pain before having her left leg amputated. “They’re not ashamed,” says Adams of his subjects. “They’re proud.”