Raymond McCrea Jones
Atlanta, GA, United States
Raymond McCrea Jones is a photographer and filmmaker represented by Redux Pictures and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ray's editorial and commercial photography has appeared in publications around the world.
Ray joined The New York Times at the age of 26 where he produced and/or photographed pieces for almost every section of the benchmark publication. His first book of photography, "Out of Step: Faces of Straight Edge" was independently published in 2007.
His first widely published photobook “Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training” will be published by University Press of New England in September 2015. It is available for pre-order now.
Client list: Delta, Georgia Pacific, AT&T, TIME Inc., Time Magazine, BBDO, Blanqi, Discovery, TLC, Duke University, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Delta Sky, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Adweek, Maclean’s, Die Zeit, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Outdoor Life, Wired, Atlanta Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Salon Vagabond, Agency REA, Lectra, Women’s Health, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Reynolds Group, Stern, Mother Nature Network, Tognum, 3st
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"Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training"
Raymond McCrea Jones
"Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training" is the second monograph by Raymond McCrea Jones. It was published by University Press of New England imprint ForeEdge in September 2015.
From the publisher: "Birth of a Warrior" chronicles 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.”