Green Door Studio:

Purple Hearts Project


In April 2007, the Green Door Studio was pleased to host the Purple Hearts Project, a traveling exhibit of photographic portraits and interviews with American soldiers who were wounded in Iraq. This was the first time the exhibit had been shown in Vermont.


Pfc Randall Clunen
Pfc Randall Clunen,
age 19, wounded in Tal Afar by a suicide car bomber



The exhibit provided an intimate understanding of the human cost of war through the experience of severely wounded soldiers. The portraits by Nina Berman were taken in soldiers' homes, in military hospitals and on Army bases across the United States.

For an intimate look at Nina's stunning images along with the compelling personal stories that go with them, visit the Purple Hearts Project web site.

The Purple Hearts exhibit was immediately followed by "Re-making Sense", an exhibition of photos, paintings and installations by local members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Our thanks to Margot Harrison for highlighting both shows in her "state of the arts" column in the April 18th issue of Seven Days.


Nina Berman is the photographer and author of
"Purple Hearts - Back from Iraq", published in 2004.