Galactic Warfighters: recreating photos of US soldiers in battle using Star Wars action figures

Matthew Callahan's Galactic Warfighters series poses Star Wars action figures in scenes that recreate war journalism from US operations, captioned with AP-style slugs that conjure up the human cost of the battles hidden by the inscrutable armor of the Empire.

A short documentary by Joseph Digirolamo reveals the thought process behind these striking works, and the how they've affected the lives of the soldiers pictured in the original images.

Galactic Warfighters [Matthew Callahan]

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