Yes, that's a photo of a goat's head being cooked.
James Lee spent three years stationed in Iraq, as a U.S. Marine. After his time there, Lee went to Afghanistan, but not in uniform.
He retired to become a photographer because he says he wanted to tell the stories of the Afghan people, stories of a culture and a country that he found fascinating. While many photojournalists focus their cameras on the international troops, Lee turns his towards the people and their daily lives, he says, to understand them.