Birth of a warrior: Ten weeks in basic training
On a cold February night in 2013, I found myself standing on a bus at Fort Benning in South Georgia staring into the faces of dozens of U.S. Army recruits. The silhouette of the stiff-brimmed hat of the drill sergeant against the dim interior of the bus marked the beginning of a new documentary photography project.
About six months prior, I had relocated to Atlanta from New York City and was still trying to find my place in the Deep South. As soon as I set foot on Fort Benning, I was captivated. I had no personal military experience, but I was struck by the sheer size of the base. It was its own city with unique rules, language, codes and community. Read more…