With all the news about immigrants ... I wanted to hear from those who come from other countries and volunteer to serve in the U.S. Army.
I worked through the US Department of Immigration and my sources at Fort Bragg to find five soldiers. Each shared a unique perspective on why and how they came to the United States.
I worked with photographer Andrew Craft to put this package together.
Besides our words and photos, Andrew and I created a multimedia project for online.
I recorded audio from all five of my interviews and selected sound bites that were played on top of Andrew's portraits. This way, the viewer could click on the photo and hear from the soldier - in his own words. This worked for this project since each of them had a slight accent from their native country.
You can read and listen to the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/special/citizenship/
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