“My goal is to publish photographs that can reach a place in the heart that words alone are incapable of touching and to be a catalyst for a national conversation on how veterans are treated. ”

Photographer and veteran Teri Darnell earned an E.M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace University. She served in the U.S. Air Force during the cold war in Berlin and later worked as a Multi-Media Development Manager for UPS. Darnell currently serves on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Celebrates Photography in Atlanta, GA.

Darnell has made it her mission to document Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts across America. These centers help support veterans in crisis through fellowship and a multitude of services; however, VFW post numbers have dropped drastically through neglect and gentrification. Thus, Darnell hopes to raise awareness for the support these centers provide and incite a national conversation about the treatment of veterans.

Alongside numerous group exhibitions, Darnell has also exhibited solo , including her Atlanta shows Intense at Atlanta Photography Group, Crossing Cheshire Bridge at Showcase School of Photography, and Crossing Cheshire Bridge on World Aids Day at Gallery 874. Darnell’s work can be found in various collections, including Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum (Tbilisi, Georgia), Stuart A. Rose Library at Emory (Atlanta, GA), and Atlanta Photography Group Library (Atlanta, GA).

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