This photo was taken in very
nasty weather & lighting conditions. When I took this photo I did not
have the benefit of computers to enhance the contrast and detail - leaving
me with a very flat photograph that would not reproduce well in a newspaper.
Pacific Stars & Stripes liked the image and gave it to an artist to create
a line drawing based on this photo.
once a month, ROK army soldiers would visit the Po Wha orphanage and give haircuts
to the children. This orphanage was 'adopted' by the Public Affairs office I
was assigned to in Korea. We would visit every month or so (more often if we
happened to be in the area for some assignement) to bring donated supplies and
to have a barbeque for the children. The orphange is located above the 38th
Parallel, about an hour away from the post where I was stationed, and only a
few miles away from the DMZ.
This is a sample of work I did as an Army photographer/photojournalist while
stationed in the Republic of Korea in 1984/85. I was fortunate to have had
some of my work printed in the Pacific Edition of Stars and Stripes, the
military newspaper for personnel stationed overseas. It was a highly enriching
experience to learn a new language and learn about another culture while
stationed in Korea.
Huey Cobra over Korea, field maneuvers, 1984
Korean Army soldier gives haircuts to orphans. Korea, 1984.
TEAM SPIRIT maneuvers, Korea, 1984/5.