John Slemp has been an award-winning commercial photographer for over 25 years, creating images for editorial, corporate, and advertising clients worldwide. A life member of the American Society of Media Photographers, he has served in leadership positions at both the local and national levels. Born in Japan, he served for 11 years in the US Army in the US and Germany as an armor officer in several command and staff roles. A currently exhibiting artist, he completed his first book on WWII "bomber jackets" in the fall of 2022, which is now on sale internationally.
We offer a visual journey through museums and private collections of WWII "bomber jackets" from across America. Stories of the men and women who wore these iconic garments continue to fascinate, educate, and entertain to this day, and the artwork is instrumental in telling that story. Professional photographs of the jackets and portraits bring this rich period of American military art to the present day audience. Supplemented with insights on the cultural and fashion impact these jackets continue to have, how to collect the jackets without losing your shirt, and professional recommendations for their care. Supplemented with short audio and video clips from WWII veterans.
Run time: 1 hour with 15 minutes for Q&A.
Microphone, digital projector, room where the lights can be dimmed. A podium or table is always nice.
I live in Tucker, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Travel anywhere if the expenses are provided. Happy to make online Zoom presentations as well.
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