PATRIOT ROVERS: Serving Soldiers, Honoring Heroes
Serving Soldiers, Honoring Heroes
This project solidified my dream of working on projects that can move people to change. From January through April, I worked with several outstanding individuals, from classmates to beneficiaries of the Patriot Rovers, and I loved every minute of it. I spent over 30 hours outside of the six-hours-per-week class filming, editing, and getting to know the organization Patriot Rovers.
I had the opportunity to work with Patriot Rovers through the class I took called Documentary Photography. The purpose of the class was to document through photos the work of Patriot Rovers, and at the end of the semester display them in the High Point Museum gallery for about three months, from late April through mid-July.
While the rest of my classmates took beautiful photos of the dogs and people involved with Patriot Rovers, I took it upon myself to create a video for the organization, to be previewed and displayed at the opening reception of the exhibit at the High Point Museum, and for the future use of Patriot Rovers.
The poster to the right I designed to be at the very beginning of the exhibit, to give viewers an ideas of the organization. I used the photo of a classmate, and collaborated with others to write the blurbs. The rest of the photos on this page I took myself, and the video I produced was entirely my own content.
As you will see in the video, Patriot Rovers is an organization located in High Point, North Carolina, that trains service dogs for veterans. All of the people involved are truly passionate about the work and service they do, and I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with the people (and dogs!) throughout the semester.