Now is a chance to have your photograph selected for inclusion in the Department of Defense and the Department of State’s collaborative photography project “SERVING ABROAD…THROUGH THEIR EYES.” If you are an active or former member of the U.S. military, Foreign Service or Civil Service, you may submit up to ten of your best images taken abroad since 2000 for consideration. Submissions must be received by February 20, 2012.
Simply upload your best images of daily life, friendship, places, faces, loss, or triumph along with captions and contact information to Serving Abroad Photo Call Out. By submitting your imagery, you agree to the terms and conditions as specified in the Rules of Participation – see below.
The Best in Show honorees will be recognized in Washington D.C. this Fall with images crafted into video artwork by renowned artist Lincoln Schatz that will be displayed November 30 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibit will then travel to the Pentagon, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, and other prominent national and international locations.
“It is simply phenomenal, and absolutely fitting that photos by America’s bravest during tough duty abroad get this sort of national recognition. I can’t wait to see them and take part in the new conversations and relationships this is sure to inspire,” said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.