CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
These images of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients were captured over a year’s time and travel in which the photographer dedicated himself completely to this inspired and inspiring project. Rather than showing these men in typical military posture, with the medals draped ceremoniously about their necks, Casalini invites us to see them as they see themselves – as “ordinary people” – who just happen to have performed extraordinary acts of courage and valor on behalf of our country.
The complete collection of 48 hauntingly beautiful portraits captured by Tom Casalini for this project were ultimately presented within a handsome, hardbound book entitled “Ordinary Heroes.” In this format, each photograph is accompanied by Casalini’s insightful observations, or a meaningful thought shared by the subject during their time together.
With its release, the book received accolades from renowned and respected sources.