Somewhere between 175 and 200 million people have lost their lives as a result of politically and religiously motivated conflicts since the start of the 20th century. And yet war remains an abstract concept that is hard for most people to comprehend. However, for some people – soldiers – it is a na- tural part of their training and everyday life. Whether you see them as heroes or villains, they are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs. The many faces of the soldier is about these men and women, captured by photographers on and away from the battlefield.
It is the story about having a job steeped in political and social signi cance and, at the same time, the story of people trying to establish some kind of normality and everyday life under extreme conditions. The exhibition features soldiers from all over the world over the past 100 years, and also focuses on some of the photographers who have witnessed life and death in the world’s hotspots.
The many faces of the soldier has been pro- duced in cooperation with Denmark’s most acclaimed photojournalist Jan Grarup.