Collection: Print to Order - Cleared Hot!

An Exclusive and Personal Photographic Journey into the US Air Force

Master fine-art photographer Nicholas A. Price spent 18 months, from 2005 to 2007, photographing the men and women of the U.S. Air Force to tell the story of their pride and dedication, stamina and service. Price took more than 8,000 photographs and painstakingly selected 60 to become the touring exhibition “Cleared Hot! An Exclusive and Personal Photographic Journey into the U.S. Air Force.” He chose those two bases because of the training conducted there and the similarity to the desert environs of Afghanistan and Iraq.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, displayed the exhibition for six months, from October 2007. After various tours and exhibitions throughout the USA. The Library of Congress acquired these 60 large-format, black-and-white photographs, which are available for viewing by researchers in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division, in 2009.

During the extensive and various high profile interviews regarding the collection and the project, and which are still available through online searches, Nicholas explained that he feels he's contributed to preserving and documenting American aviation history with his photographs. "I felt that I managed to capture people permanently on film," said the photographer who eschewed the digital format. "With the film I'd kept these people forever, and now they're moving into the library."

He said it was important to recognize the Airmen in his photographs for history's sake by having the collection in the Library of Congress. "I'm pleased I was able to take the people I wanted to recognize to the Library of Congress," said Mr. Price of the Airmen in his pictures. "They are being pulled into American history by me."

For the first time ever, we are presenting to clients unprecedent access to purchase unique photographs carefully selected from the entire project and personally hand-printed by Nicholas Price. Making this an extremely unique acquisition and experience for the discerning collector of fine art film photography and of American history.

Click the video to see an exclusive interview of the Cleared Hot! collection with interviews with Master Photographer Nicholas A. Price, General (Retired) John P. Jumper, Chief Of Staff for the U.S. Air Force and Chief of the Photographs and Prints Division of The Library of Congress by veteran reporter and journalist Catherine Herridge.