Ep 54: Military Visual Award Winner MSG Michel Sauret

We spoke with the first recipient of the The Military Visual Award, photojournalist Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, who has 16 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve and a deployment to Iraq in 2008. Though not officially affiliated with the Department of Defense, the new contest is and held exclusively for military photographers. It was created by military photographers Kenny Holston, a past Military Photographer of the Year winner, and Jensen Stidham who launched the competition in 2019 to promote and reward military photographic excellence.

A red star cluster descends in the sky as U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers take part in a 10-mile ruck march during the 200th Military Police Command’s Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, April 17, 2018. During the competition, Soldiers are tested both physically and mentally in events that include the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, obstacle course, ruck marching, weapon qualification, Army Warrior Tasks, reflexive fire, written exams and the Army appearance board. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command also participated in the competition. The winning noncommissioned officer and top junior enlisted Soldier will move on to compete in the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)


EP2: Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston talks about his work as an air force photographer, which won him the 2015 Military Photographer of the Year award.

Holston is a United States Air Force photojournalist and the 2015 Military Photographer of the Year. Hailing from Texas, Holston has served the Air Force for11 years. He has an extreme passion for storytelling through a variety of media platforms. He’s a motivated individual who loves to learn and push the envelope. His strengths are conflict,combat, spot news, and feature photojournalism. Instagram.