Smithsonian Magazine’s February 2007 issue has a fascinating article called Faces of War which discusses methods of dealing with the devastating facial disfigurements suffered by soldiers who fought in World War I, and the medical personnel and artists who first pursued ‘modern’ facial prosthetic techniques.

WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.

Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Ruth's interpretation of a famous scene from WWII: St Paul's Cathedral.

War: A Personal Connection (A Level Art)

Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Ruth's interpretation of a famous scene from WWII: St Paul's Cathedral.

Excellent project by Shannon Jensen who photographed the remains of Sudanese refugees’ worn & tattered shoes (via Feature Shoot)

Photographer Documents Sudanese Refugees' Torn and Tattered Shoes

Shannon Jenson photographed the remains of Sudanese refugees' worn and tattered shoes in The Long Walk. Walk a mile in another more unfortunate mans shoes, literally.

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn – Fubiz Media

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn

Aged of 26 years old, artist Ed Fairburn continues to exploit maps to put his portraits illustrations.

These moving photos of the refugee crisis just won a Pulitzer Prize Warning: Some people may find some of the photos in this article distressing #RefugeesWelcome

These photos of the refugee crisis just won a Pulitzer Prize

World Press Photo 2016 winners - General news, first prize, stories - Sergey Ponomarev Reporting Europe’s refugee crisis: refugees arrive by boat near the village of Skala on Lesbos, Greece Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/World Press Photo 2016

Soldier with facial wounds by Henry Tonks, 1916-18.

The Great War in Portraits – in pictures

Wounded soldier drawn by Henry Tonks, surgeon and artist. Tonks drew soldiers with facial wounds before and after surgery.

Soldier with facial wounds by Henry Tonks, 1916-18.

The Great War in Portraits – in pictures

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