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.”
|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.|
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photos: Jeremy T. Lock