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Eye of the Storm: Opening Saturday May 24

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on May 23, 2008

“Sniper, Kandahar Afghanistan” photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock

The exhibition, “Eye of the Storm: War through the Lens of American Combant Photograhers”, has its LA premiere opening on May 24, 2008 of Memorial Day weekend at the Reform Gallery, a leading design gallery located in the heart of Hollywood, from 6-9pm. The exhibit ends July 5th.

The mission of this exhibit is to provide fundraising and awareness for The Wounded Warrior Project through the exhibition and sale of historic fine art photographs taken by top enlisted combat photographers from the U.S. Military.

Eye of the Storm: War through the Lens of American Combat Photographers” is a fine art charitable exhibition conceived and curated by Los Angeles area curator Dane Jensen. Having a history of appropriating his expertise in the arts through philanthropic and cognizant-challenging exhibitions, Eye of the Storm was born out of very compassionate circumstances.

Jensen adds “Tens of thousands of men and women are returning from the war with serious physical and mental debilitations…I [realized] I could utilize my experience as a curator to pool the best talents and resources to orchestrate an exhibition that raises awareness, funding and support for those in need

After contacting each photographer personally and obtaining detailed accounts of the images, Jensen was able to put together a powerful exhibition with the help of sponsors and volunteers who believed in the integrity of the show.

The non-partisan event will feature 35+ limited edition prints that show the multi-faceted nature of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from nine of the most decorated professional military photographers in the United States. Eye of the Storm photographers include Army Staff Sgt. Russell Klika, Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall, Air Force Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey, Air Force Staff Sgt. Cherie Thurlby, Air Force Tech Sgt. Jeremy Lock, Army Staff Sgt. Michael Pryor, Marine Corporal Samuel Corum, and Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael Watkins.

You can find more at the exhibition web site: www.eyeofthestormexhibition.com

posted by Doug Stockdale

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