I took these photos over the course of the year 2006 where I served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps in Fallujah and Al Qaim, Iraq.
This body of work asks the viewer to contemplate the toll that this war is taking.. War has far reaching consequences and we, as a nation, have burdened the weight and the blood of those consequences on our warriors, their families and the Iraqi people.
Katariina Fagering is passionate about inspiring a revolution of the soul. She wants to inspire others to go back and remember their highest self so they can freely dance barefoot and create magic with their lives. She is a professional photographer, writer, poet, traveler, artist, gypsy, mom and Marine Corps Officer. She wrote this bio from the sands of Fallujah, Iraq where she served her year-long tour with the Marine Corps. What is next for her? There is no telling – it’s always a mystery. http://audaciouslybarefoot.blogspot.com She showed her photographs at Verve Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Published a children's book called, "My Little Hula Girl" Photographed the book cover for "Band of Sisters"
Emerging from the Shadowlands Published July 15, 2009