When it comes to war, those brave enough to fight often sacrifice the most.
Even if they are not physically harmed during battle, many soldiers return home with deep emotional wounds from the horrors they witnessed while serving their country.
Recently, photographer Devin Mitchell created the Veteran Vision Project, a compelling photo series and his senior thesis. It reveals the impact of PTSD on America's brave veterans.
Mitchell visited all of the veterans in their homes and gave them free range to choose the outfits, props and poses that best depicted what it feels like to live with post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are two sides to this series. It spreads awareness about the veteran community, the challenges they face during reintegration into society. But it also works as a therapy for the subjects… It makes visible what they feel.
All of Mitchell's raw images are incredibly thought-provoking. Since starting the project last summer, he captured thousands of portraits showcasing the struggles of PTSD, military suicide and sexual assault among our country's bravest men and women.