Friday, February 13, 2015

Jeremy Lock Brings Scenes From The Battlefield To One Arts Plaza With The Photographic Series Twenty One

Award winning photojournalist and seven-time Military Photojournalist of the Year, Jeremy Lock, opens his first public photography exhibit in the lobby of One Arts Plaza in Dallas' Arts District on February 10, 2015.

The photographic series Twenty-One is a showcase of Lock’s favorite twenty-one thought-provoking images that encapsulate his twenty-one years of service as a combat photographer. Lock embeds himself into the tragedies, celebrations, and everyday realities of the world around him.

I have gotten to know Jeremy over the past year because he married one of my dear friends, D'Andra Simmons this past February. I'm not sure that this world-traveled, gritty, military photographer fully comprehended what he was getting himself to when he landed one of Dallas' most celebrated beauties and married into one of our city's most influential families. D'Andra has dragged him off the battlefield and onto the red carpet. (chuckle) He's a salt-of-the-earth guy and a brilliant photographer. I am thrilled to spread the word about this exciting opportunity to view some of his works.

The twenty-one images he selected to showcase are powerful, and implore viewers to live and feel those moments just as Lock did when they were captured. "My photographic journey is rooted in my ability to capture the essence and reality of humanity at its finest and at its worst,” says Lock. “I’ve captured everything from the hunt for Osama bin Laden, to the playful nature of our young military who are defending our freedom, and the plight of humans in search of food after the Haiti earthquake disaster.”

BREAKDANCING, DJIBOUTI, AFRICA - Lance Cpl. Brett Herman from the 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion,Camp Pendleton, Calif. break dances during some down time before moving to the next firing range in the Arta region of Djibouti, Africa on January 23, 2008.
THE HUNT, AFGHANISTAN A CH-47 - " Chinook" drops off members of a coalition force into the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan in support of Operation Torii on May 4, 2002.
OVER-RUN, HAITI - An older man is squished while he tries to get out of the way of a huge number of Haitians making their way to the relief supplies (food and water) the U.S. Army Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, were handing out on January 20, 2010 at the stadium in Port au Prince, Haiti, for Operation Unified Response.

Lock is not only an accomplished military veteran receiving the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, his experience as a seasoned photojournalist have led to his work being published in magazines, newspapers and books including National Geographic, Time, New York Times, The Washington Post among others. His work has also earned multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photo, National Press Photographers Association and Oasis. The exhibit, on display until Sunday, March 22, captures every step that Lock has taken, camera in hand, steadily and skillfully documenting what we might not otherwise ever see. “There is more to the world than what is outside your front door,” says Lock. Twenty-One opens the minds of viewers and reminds those that see each piece of the importance of sharing our experiences.

For visitors to the Arts District, One Arts Plaza offers free garage parking after 5 p.m. with restaurant validation on weekdays and all day on weekends. Surface parking is also available for $5 or valet parking is available for $5 with restaurant validation. For more information about Jeremy T. Lock please visit

photos: Jeremy T. Lock