Top photographer captures US Armed Forces
Capt. Constantin Spinu
First published in
SFOR Informer#152, November 21, 2002
According to the American Forces Press Service on October
22, top military and civilian photographers captured 24 hours
in the life of U.S. armed forces at sites throughout the United
States and across the globe. Their work will be compiled with
images taken by about 25 military photographers and 100 civilian
photographers. The result will be "A Day in the Life
of the United States Armed Forces," a coffee-table book
to be published by HarperCollins in May 2003.
Washington, D.C. - The book's authors anticipate creating
"a collection of the most insightful and revealing images
from the best photographers in the world."
Among locations like Afghanistan, Korea, USA or Spain, Bosnia
and Herzegovina will also be represented by the work of Air
Force Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US Air Force, Flight Chief
of HQ SFOR Combat Camera.
Opening a window into the soul
Dunaway was chosen to follow 24 hours in the life of a helicopter
pilot, CWO3 Marques A. Martins, of the COMSFOR Helicopter
Detachment. "I found this project fascinating,"
said Dunaway. "It is great for the people of America,
for men and women serving in the military but also for everybody
around the world."
Matthew Naythons, one of the book's co-creators and authors
said that while the book would capture not only the routine
of military life but also the heroic operations that safeguard
democracy, they have a further goal. This goal is: "to
open a window into the soul of the armed forces; the personal,
human side that is not on display in the evening news."
Dunaway agrees: "Behind every uniform there is a human-being.
That is what I've tried to portray through this project. I
am very proud to have been selected for this assignment. I
just enjoy my work, that's the secret." With his contribution
included in "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed
Forces" we will see the work not only of a US helicopter
pilot but also of an SFOR solider.
Nations of SFOR: US