Phillip Schladweiler is the creator of The Shrapnel Project, a fine art photography series examining the shrapnel that changed his and others lives. In 2006 he was wounded in Ramadi, Iraq while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry.
After being medically discharged for wounds received in combat he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where in the summer of 2012 he began photographing the first images for the project. He hopes The Shrapnel Project will help open the doors to communication between civilians and Veterans concerning the impact of war and PTSD. He continues to seek veterans who are willing to participate by letting him photograph their shrapnel and tell their story and experience.
To learn more, visit his website.