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The Stunning Talent of US Army Photographers: 39 Great Photographs

The Stunning Talent of US Army Photographers: 39 Great Photographs

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It has been said that the US Army provides among the best training for photographers in the world. Certainly their public collections of photographs display an impressive and consistent quality. Given that several famous photographers cut their teeth in the military (David Douglas Duncan, Edward Steichen) it’s perhaps not surprising that some fine pedigree persists. We thought we would collect some of these impressive images to show off what Army photographers can do.

2010 Army Photo of the Yearphoto © 2010 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Army.mil Year in Photos -- 2008photo © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Go Army! photo © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Uniform inspection at Army Best Warrior Competitionphoto © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Chief of Staff of the Army above Afghanistanphoto © 2010 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Natural Fire 10 - United States Army Africa - 091021-F-3646G-963photo © 2009 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Army Photography Contest - 2007 - FMWRC - Arts and Crafts - Preacher Manphoto © 2005 U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2007 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Soccer Match - Natural Fire 10 - United States Army Africa - Uganda - 091024A1211N140cphoto © 2009 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Army assistancephoto © 2010 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Natural Fire 10 - United States Army Africa - 091021-F-3646G-917photo © 2009 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
RANGERS IN ACTION - AFRICAN LAND FORCES SUMMIT - US ARMY AFRICA - 13 MAY 2010photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2009 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
Army 10-Miler - 2010 - AUSA - FMWRC - United States Army - 101024photo © 2010 U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
armyphoto © 2007 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)
www.Army.milphoto © 2008 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)

 

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26 Comments

  • Littleriveremma:

    Amazing and terrifying at the same time…

    February 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  • Sascha Vogt:

    Thats porn.

    February 22, 2011 at 12:25 am

  • Avatar of rubyruby:

    Fantastic images.

    February 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

  • Avatar of tershatersha:

    really enjoyed these photos, despite the subject matter.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:12 am

  • Rob:

    Awsome shots ,

    February 23, 2011 at 3:43 am

  • ivanrjk:

    fantastik

    February 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  • Tomjuddart:

    These were beautiful pictures, they made me cry.

    February 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  • Angela:

    Simply Stunding

    February 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  • tom:

    One of the guys looks exactly like Godfather from GK…

    Awesome photos

    February 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

  • Gary Dodson:

    Some nice shots, too bad about the subject matter -

    March 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

  • Bryan Grant:

    amazing shoot. makes me want to join the army

    March 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

  • elmer valenzuela:

    wow. stunning images! bravo

    March 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  • Holly B.:

    These are amazing, powerful images that show the men who are paying for our freedom. Shame on anyone who says the images are good DESPITE the subject matter.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:03 am

  • Venessa Hernandez:

    I completely agree that most of the are mediocre at best. The first image is mine and I don’t think most of the others can match it in interestingness, light, composure and quality. We have some amazing military photographers with stunning images. If you need a reference point for great military images, check out the military photographer of the year competition website:
    http://www.dinfos.dma.mil/events/viap/index.asp#

    Here you will find images from the best photographers in the military. Please do us some justice next time. Thank you for using my image.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

    • R:

      Contrary to what you say Venessa, I do find all of the photos very interesting. “Stunning Images” are not always the most “interesting” beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It seems your own work blinds you to what others see in the content of the other photos. Then, you add a link, which shows no images at all, but leads to information about how to submit work for the title. Even clicking on the link for last years winner, just shows a BIO and photo of the winner, but not examples of his work.

      Personally though our equipment and material back in the 50′s was quite limited compared to todays. Your work, IF the first image is actually yours, is no more impressive to me than that of Combat Photographs in the Korean War. Should hope that some progress had been made, with the equipment you were able to use….

      October 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

  • RJohnston:

    Personally like 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 25 better than the first image. Photo #1 is evidently a posed image, much easier to capture than many of the others. To me it looks as it it was shot on a gunnery range. Posed photos give us time to capture what we want. Exposure focus, etc should be perfect. Because conditions are ideal, they should be judged more harshly than the Journalistic images. The later are taken under greater pressure. Most of the time the photographer has to make a snap judgement, use whatever settings are in the camera or make fast changes and conditions are far from ideal. Good photos under such conditions, show great photographers.

    October 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

  • Andi:

    Amazing photojournalism!

    October 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  • wayne wilkins:

    Great Shots!

    November 13, 2013 at 2:33 am

  • Vince:

    Powerful imagery

    November 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

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