Jenny – National Geographic 2016 Photography Contest winner
Documentary series about Afghanistan war soldier Jenny, by Magdalena Pierwocha, awarded in 2016 National Geographic Photography Contest and in International Photography Awards 2017.
This is her story:
Jenny, 30. She’s always dreamed of being a soldier. When she grew up she made her dreams came true, joined the army and went on a peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan in 2009. She did it again in 2011. But that time was different. Her life has changed irretrievably. Her armored troop-carrier hit a hidden Taliban landmine during a patrol. Due to explosion she lost a leg and spent six months in army hospital. Now her life is dedicated to building a house to live there with her mother and two beloved sisters. She tries to come back to normal life thanks to the prosthetic leg. Drives a car, a motorbike, carries out a lot of construction works on her own. She’s optimist and spreads it. She would like to study economics in the future, take massage classes, and give children’s martial arts classes.