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Raymond McCrea Jones
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Birth of a Warrior
The Xchange Gallery at the Arts Exchange
Featuring work by: Raymond McCrea Jones

Opening Reception & Book Signing Oct 2 7- 9pm

This solo exhibition presented by the Arts Exchange features photographs from "Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training" by Raymond McCrea Jones published by University Press of New England imprint ForeEdge, September 2015.

The stunning photographs in "Birth of a Warrior" chronicle the transformation of 162 young men from across the country into U.S. Army Delta Company 2/47. From four in the morning until late at night, through arrival, processing, outfitting, marching, inspection, drill, physical training, combat training, and live-fire exercises, Jones documents an astonishing metamorphosis. Granted unprecedented access to the lives of these recruits and the NCOs responsible for their basic training, he photographs everything from their first haircuts to the tossing of their caps at graduation. Birth of a Warrior is both their story and our story: a profound look at the culture and humanity of those who go off to war.

Raymond McCrea Jones is a photographer and filmmaker based in Atlanta. He has worked for institutions like The New York Times and CNN; his clients include brands such as Georgia Pacific and Delta; and his photographs have appeared in publications around the world. Jones is represented by Redux Pictures and the Lisa Ekus Group.

Artist's Talk Oct 11 2:30pm

Join photographer Raymond McCrea Jones as he shares experiences from his work and answers questions from attendees.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 31

The Xchange Gallery at the Arts Exchange
750 Kalb St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 - Google Maps
(404) 624-4211
Thu-Sat: 12-6pm
ACP Listing #: 40

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