I admire the work you've been doing, and I believe that the purpose of photography is to make a statement with your life and the be a witness to your time. Pretty rocks sticks and trees, while we all shoot them and its always fun to burn some film, can sometimes feel unfufulling, at least to me.
While there are always going to be sheltered people that are shocked when they see for themselves the brutality of the truth, you will be criticized. Many photos of the civil war were, for that very reason, despite the fact that many were staged. And now we live in a society that sees so much play-war, and violence that you'd think they would have lost sensitivity or broadened their horizons, however that is not always the case.