About the Author: Amanda Brooks serves in the Office of Art in Embassies.
It is hard to imagine that anyone could be more excited than me to help announce the Best in Show winners of the Office of Art in Embassies and the Department of Defense joint “Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes” photography project. A year ago this week, we sent a call out to all military, foreign, and civil service personnel, asking for their images of their time abroad. By February 20, 2012, we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of images we received.
Narrowing down over 3,200 images to twelve is a harrowing task under the best of circumstances. As Art in Embassies Imaging Manager, I have lived with all the images for a year; read each caption at least once, sometimes laughing at the circumstances that created the… more »