As part of the Serving Abroad… Through Their Eyes photography project and video art portrait, Art in Embassies commissioned Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel while serving overseas. Schatz’s work debuted at the U.S Department of State in the fall of 2012, and will later be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes is a landmark collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies. Active military and Foreign Service personnel were invited to submit photographs illustrating their life and work abroad, with a focus on friendship, places, faces, loss and triumph. 161 finalists were selected from the 3,200 submitted images.