Every now and then a unique project comes along to remind me of the strength of images, technology and storytelling. The new Hall of Heroes Memorial at Fort Bragg is just that. It's a short video and a powerful reminder of the impact of photography and video.
"The U.S. Army Special Operations Command unveiled it's new digital, interactive, multi-display "Hall of Heroes" memorial wall during the 2017 Memorial Day observance ceremony. The wall pays tribute to the 341 special operations Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11. WE INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SUBMIT PERSONAL PHOTOS OR VIDEOS to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to add to the digital wall display."
Our son is based at Fort Bragg where the new interactive display was recently unveiled and our daughter-in-law sent me the video. As I watched it, I realized some of you may have images and videos of "Fallen Soldiers" who were members of Special Operations, which could be added to the stories.
The memorial wall is also a solid reminder of the importance of never-compromising on the quality of the images you capture. There's no room for artists with a philosophy of "that's good enough." Every subject deserves your very best skill set, because you never know how an image or video is going to be used later on...or how valuable it might become to the families who are your clients.
Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.