Nina Berman: Ty and Renee Ziegel
Photo Journalism by Nina Berman:
Love is not simply concerned with the question of: How much would you sacrifice for what you love?
Love is also equally concerned with finding answers to these questions:
What can I do to prevent or reduce the need for others to make sacrifices?
What policies, innovations, or ideologies can I help create or support so that loved ones don’t have to so often make sacrifices?
Praise to those who make honorable sacrifices.
Praise to those who fight every day so fewer need do the same.
Thank you to the Ziegels and Nina Berman for continuing to demonstrate their courage, bravery, and love.
The above images are all copyrighted. If you would like to contact the photographer or see larger versions of the images, please visit the photographer’s website: http://www.ninaberman.com. Also, there are several more images from this series at the photographer’s website.
Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel was seriously wounded by a suicide car bomber while serving in Iraq in 2004. He spent 19 months recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. He was supported during this time by his family and his fiancée Renee Kline. Ty and Renee married in October 2006.
Anyone seeking to help should send donations to http://www.fisherhouse.org, an organization which aids military families and which helped Ty and his family during his rehabilitation.
© All rights reserved by Nina Berman/Redux.
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Update: On Nov. 17, 2007 that before their one year wedding anniversary, the Ziegels decided to separate.
Update August 21, 2009: Yesterday, the existing article about Ty Ziegel was deleted from Wikipedia. As of today, if you search for “Ty Ziegel” on Google or other major search engines, the top search result will lead you to a dead link, article removed notification.
To view the Wikipedia users’ stated reasons for eliminating the explanatory information about Ty Ziegel, here is the related discussion page:
So, for at least the time being, anyone trying search the internet to learn the story behind Nina Berman’s 2007 World Press Photo competition winning photo, will have to search somewhere other than Wikipedia.
I don’t understand Wikipedia’s editorial decisions all the time. I personally don’t agree with censoring information about these truthful and important events.
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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Soldiers & Dignity:
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