Invictus - coffee table book (2016)
Michael Stokes' second book of wounded veterans of war. A large scale coffee table book featuring amputee veterans photographed nude or partially nude. 96 pages, 10" X 13.5"
Between 2015-2016 Michael Stokes photographed fifteen severely wounded veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, all of them amputees who lost a limb or multiple limbs from IED attacks while deployed. Of these fifteen veterans, ten served in either the United States Army or Marines. Five served in either the British Army or The Royal Marines.
"His no-holds-barred photography has captured dozens of young wounded vets in ways the public is not used to seeing them: fit, happy and proud to show themselves." - CNN
"Those Sexy, Naked Amputee War Veterans Are Now Part of a Sexy, Naked Book. You need this on your coffee table." - Cosmopolitan
"Stunning photos of the heroes who have lost their limbs in war"" - Daily Mail