Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes

In recognition of the Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) 50th anniversary, the U.S. Department of State collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense on a juried photography project, Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes,  which featured photographs taken by active military, Foreign Service, and Civil Service personnel while serving overseas.  This landmark project depicts images of friendship, places, faces, loss, and triumph providing us a glimpse into the complex, diverse and courageous work performed by America’s heroes throughout the world.

As part of Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes, AIE commissioned renowned artist Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life abroad by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel. Schatz’s work debuted at the U.S Department of State in the fall of 2012, and will later be installed as a site-specific installation for the permanent art collection in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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