The XChange Gallery

© Raymond McCrea Jones

Birth of a Warrior

Featuring work by: Raymond McCrea Jones

This solo exhibition presented by the Arts Exchange features photographs from "Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training" by Raymond McCrea Jones published by University Press of New England imprint ForeEdge, September 2015.

The stunning photographs in "Birth of a Warrior" chronicle the transformation of 162 young men from across the country into U.S. Army Delta Company 2/47. From four in the morning until late at night, through arrival, processing, outfitting, marching, inspection, drill, physical training, combat training, and live-fire exercises, Jones documents an astonishing metamorphosis. Granted unprecedented access to the lives of these recruits and the NCOs responsible for their basic training, he photographs everything from their first haircuts to the tossing of their caps at graduation. Birth of a Warrior is both their story and our story: a profound look at the culture and humanity of those who go off to war.

Raymond McCrea Jones is a photographer and filmmaker based in Atlanta. He has worked for institutions like The New York Times and CNN; his clients include brands such as Georgia Pacific and Delta; and his photographs have appeared in publications around the world. Jones is represented by Redux Pictures and the Lisa Ekus Group.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 31



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December to February
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The Mama Nanji Youth Xchange Gallery is available for short term exhibit rentals this winter from December to February. The Mama Nanji Youth Xchange Gallery was conceived as a space where youth can display their art and have it seen and celebrated.
Artist’s talks and exhibition opening receptions by youth are encouraged. If you have or know talented young visual artists, consider making it possible for them to showcase their art and their creative talents.
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The Arts Exchange is the Southeast Community Cultural Center, a multicultural, multidisciplinary, intergenerational arts center committed to artists as agents for positive social change. This unique venue gives practicing professional artists a chance to nurture their creativity and to share innovative arts experiences and educational opportunities with the community. In continuous operation since 1984, The Arts Exchange provides affordable studio space to visual, performing, literary and martial artists and offers exhibitions, performances, workshops and classes to the public.

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