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The mentor's intense gaze.

In July, 2015 I shot this photo of two members of the Syriac Military Council - MFS in Hasakah, Syria. MFS fights with the Kurds against ISIS. The men are trying to spot ISIS militants positioned about 500 meters away. The man on the left; his face, his hands, his gaze, perfectly represent his role as mentor to the young and relatively inexperienced fighters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Hasakah, Syria
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Jordan Allott