faces of service

A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

FOREWORD BY PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Two years ago, Houston-based photographer, Anna Grove started photographing and interviewing veterans, and the project is almost finished. Black and white soul-searching images of dozens of veterans along with their short narratives bound in a 12"x12" hardcover coffee table book will be published in May. Together the faces and the stories give insight into a life shaped by war and the military, revealing true facets of the human experience. This is currently an independent, privately funded and organized project. The mission is to show the real faces of service, and provide them with a voice.

If you'd like to be a sponsor of the event you can contact me directly (top of page under 'contact me') or donate via https://www.gofundme.com/facesofservice 

With the purchase of this book, you are supporting CAMP HOPE, an outreach of PTSD Foundation of America. Signed copies are only available when ordered from this page (will be set up once book is published) or purchased at a book-signing event.

Books that are ordered directly from Amazon (link will be available in May) or with Prime shipping will not be signed. To have your copy signed, you must check-out on this page using the PayPal option. After your purchase is complete, please email agp@annagrovephotography.com within 24 hours of the transaction to indicate that you would like to have your copy sent with inscription.

 

BOOK SIGNING EVENT/EXHIBIT

May 12th, 2017 between 6-9pm (open to the public, free admission)  Facebook event page

Location: m ARCHITECTS | 1206 Nance street | Houston TX 77002
Free parking is available in the lot next to the building and on the streets in the surrounding area.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event on May 12th. 

Exhibit will be on display until June 23, 2017 and can be viewed by appointment M-F (call 713.227.0070 to schedule a time).

 

 

FROM THE BOOK

"During my stay, I learned Japanese and Korean; I wanted to learn the languages since I was in their country. The more troops learn, the friendlier they can be with the people." - Henry Martinez

"Anybody who says he or she is going to die for our country is really lying because we have to live for our country." - Anthony Florez-Di Natale

"It is especially hard on spouses and kids. They have to wing it every day. We are trained to do our jobs." - Robert Grove

"A shell went directly into the bunker..." - Jerry Lowance

"My life was only as hard as I made it, but each day is a new chance to start over." - Matthew Waltz

"In a military base, everyone has a gun, and when someone gets angry, it may not end well." - Ghulam Sakhi

 

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Fundraising event

At the American Legion Post 560