U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary Luncheon at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on November 30, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/11/201314.htm.

“Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes” Photography Project Annouces Best in Show Entries

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 »

Photography Exhibition To Honor Service Abroad
Serving Abroad Photo Exhibition: November 11, 2011 to February 20, 2012 [State Department image]

About the Author: Amanda Brooks serves in the Office of Art in Embassies.

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to partner with the Department of Defense on a historic exhibition of inspired photographs from overseas service, to be titled “Serving Abroad… Through Their Eyes,” as part of AIE’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration in 2012.

Any current or former military, civil, and Foreign Service officer may submit a single, compelling photograph from their service abroad for consideration as one of up to a thousand selected for inclusion in an expressive video artwork display. The image captured in the photograph should be of daily life, friendship, places, faces, loss, or triumph and taken since the year 2000. Submissions will be accepted now through February 20, 2012. Rules, entry forms, and guidelines may be found by visiting… more