Images That Haunt Us

It was 2006 when I first saw Todd Heisler’s Final Salute package, the first multimedia package I watched and never paused to wonder how it had been produced. It floored me, from the images through to the audio – it still gives me chills to think about it and, six years later, when I show it to my students, they can’t verbalize their response to it.

Some still cry.

Heisler won earned a Pulitzer Prize for the work. (The audio slide show that I captured for class doesn’t appear to work anymore, lost along with the Rocky Mountain News.)

Lily Burana has penned a column about two of the photos in the package over at The New York Times, a fitting read as this Memorial Day winds down.

Mark E. Johnson

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