UR professor goes to Iraq and brings back ‘Gray Land: Soldiers on War’

Dr. Barry Goldstein (Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and of Medical Humanities) began photographing and interviewing members of the army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3BCT) of the 3rd Infantry Division in 2006. On his personal website, Dr. Goldstein states, “My intent is to assemble the images and full personal stories in a collection that will convey the variety of faces and voices of those who’ve served.”

At long last, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., has published these remarkable images and stories in a book entitled, “Gray Land – Soldiers on War. (View “Gray Land” slide show from Dr. Goldstein’s website.) (Writer’s note: Be prepared. The slide show is emotionally wrenching. I still haven’t made it all the way through.)

Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle included a feature article on Dr. Goldstein and his newly published book in its December 20 issue.

Dr. Goldstein also is the author of Being There: Medical Student Morgue Volunteers Following 9/11. He lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.

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