Few civilians have captured the service of our active military and veterans as vividly as embedded war photographer Robert L. Cunningham.
He has worked throughout Afghanistan, primarily beside the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry, 10th Mountain, and 101st Airborne Divisions. He recently returned from his fourth embedment in Afghanistan and was there during the recent outbreak in the North. “No greater honor will I ever have than walking outside the wire with our troops,” says Cunningham referring to the military term for being on the front lines.
Cunningham’s work has taken him aboard an underway US Navy submarines, into zero-gravity in low-earth orbit, and to more than 450 cities in 25 countries. His work also appears in multiple libraries and museums. He has documented 146 missions as an embedded photographer with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
His experiences are captured in Afghanistan: On the Bounce (Insight Editions, 2014), a book that brilliantly conveys the full range of the troops’ experiences—on patrol, in combat, in the chow line, and in religious services with photos, pull-outs and writing by New York Times bestselling author, Steven Hartov, former editor-in-chief of Special Operations Report and co-author of the New York Times bestsellers In the Company of Heroes and The Night Stalkers.
During this Veterans Day, it’s our honor to share with you Cunningham’s tribute to our military, to thank them for their service.
The Following Images Courtesy of Robert L. Cunningham
We thank each and every one of you for all that you do. Happy Veterans Day!