Jonathan Kingston Image in National Geographic

Cross posted from the Aurora News blog here.

August 17th, 2009


Aurora photographer Jonathan Kingston’s image of a pair of boots recovered from a German battlefield was published recently in the June 2009 edition of National Geographic. The boots (whose original owner is currently unknown) are being used by the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) to try and identify the fallen soldier so that his remains can be returned to his family. JPAC, established in 2003, is a response to the Pentagon’s recent efforts to try and find the 84,711 US military men and women still missing after various US engagements all over the world. It is home to the world’s largest forensic anthropology lab.

When asked about the shoot, Kingston said, “Assignments such as this one epitomize what assignment photography entails — problem solving, people skills, and performing well under pressure. I feel honored to have played a small part of bringing the story of what JPAC does to the world.”

To see more work by Jonathan Kingston, visit Aurora Photos.

3 thoughts on “Jonathan Kingston Image in National Geographic”

  1. Hi Jonathan;
    Congrats on the NGS image use. I too just got another of my Native American images published in the yellow book. Will post it on my blog in the next day or 2 at
    I just got back home after a couple of weeks shooting in Oregon. Will get cracking on editing your wedding pics and getting those off to you. Good memories.
    Take care, Angel

  2. Hey Jonathan,

    Great to see you last week! I just checked out the info on your DVD series and am very interested in getting that for my wife for Christmas. I just subscribed to your RSS feed and will keep you posted on how my storytelling blog roll-out goes as I would love to incorporate you into the conversation.

    Take care,


  3. Chris – Great catching up with you as well. I picked up a couple of those books you recommended and am trying to carve out some time to read them. Give me a holler in regards to the DVD! – Jonathan

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