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Picturing Invictus

In 2014, Britain’s Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in London as a way for wounded and ill service members and veterans to compete in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball, and this year, the U.S. hosted the games in Orlando last month. Boston photographer and director Craig Orsini photographed many of the participants as part of an assignment from Dallas agency Greenlight to create an image library for the games to use for several years. The job that came through his work with the Fisher House Foundation, a supporter of Invictus that provides housing and support veterans’ families while they undergo treatment. His simple black and white images are a departure from the lifestyle work Orsini often shots, he told an interviewer, but his interaction with his subjects didn’t change. “What is my style that I put into these images is the connection to the people. My niche is real people and getting them comfortable in my photographs and video. I am always after the same style if I am shooting or directing, it’s connecting with the people I am working with.”

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