Steve Mumford's Graphic 'War Journals'

Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York. © Steve Mumford

Capt. Calvin Allen, 16 Engineers, 1st Armored Division, receives therapy to his wounded hand at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2006. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York. © Steve Mumford

A patrol from India Co, 3/6 Marines get a visit from a couple of tough old Afghans, possibly Taliban themselves, 2010. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

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A typical Iraqi checkpoint in Baghdad in 2007 as the US raced to get Iraqi forces in place. It seemed to Mumford that what the Iraqis lacked in finesse, they often made up for in boldness, 2007. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

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Staff Sergeant John Jones, 1/7 Marines, Charlie Co, a double amputee, performs physical therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center, 2006. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

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A team of doctors from the 28th Combat Support Hospital works on a severely wounded Iraqi soldier in the Baghdad ER, 2007.Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

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Baghdad ER: Young American soldier with wounds from a rocket-propelled grenade, 2007. Ink on paper.

Postmasters Gallery, New York. © Steve Mumford

Far from relaxed, these Lima Co, 3/6 Marines on a patrol out of Camp Coutu, Marja, are watching for insurgent activity while an Explosives and Ordinance Demolition team defuses a large improvised explosive device meant for the patrol, 2010. Pencil and watercolor on paper.

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A patrol from 1st Cav 4/9 checks in with Iraqi checkpoints throughout Haifa Street and Khark in Baghdad in 2007. Mumford had been in this area in 2004 when it was a Sunni insurgent stronghold and US forces couldn’t move down the street without being attacked, 2007. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.