"The following photographic essay tells a story of CIA officers in war. It contains portraits of CIA men and women as well as still-life photographs of historical artifacts. The story begins in WWII and continues through the present. While the poses in the portraits and the still-life arrangements were orchestrated by our photographer, the people and objects are authentic. Portrait subjects dressed in their own clothes and were photographed holding the tools they used or personal items from the wars and conflict zones they served in. The still-life tableaux were composed of objects from CIA's museum and private collections. The curator's notes that follow the photographic essay describe the use and provenance of the objects shown and also as much of their history as can be revealed of the people in the portraits."
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency: http://www.cia.gov/