Great reader photos from Iraq

In December, The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com solicited images from U.S. soldiers and their family members and friends about life in Iraq. The Post has culled through the photos and published the best ones. You can view the submissions they published here — or use the search box to find specific photographs.

What’s notable about this gallery is that, unlike most photo galleries of reader-submitted photos you see on news sites, these photos are professional quality — from composition to lighting.

This demonstrates how the combination of citizen journalists and professional editing can produce high-quality, publishable content on par with professional work, giving audiences new perspectives without losing quality or credibility.

  • Kendra

    The photos the soliders took bring a new “voice.” I can’t imagine what it is like over there for them, but these pictures give me a little window into their world