About the Book

Back To Basic is a collection of photographs documenting the lives of trainees going through Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Tori Evans followed thousands of trainees over a year span sharing their stories. Her photographs illustrate life as a trainee throughout the 10-week journey it takes to become an American Soldier.

It is a timeless portrait of indelible images and eloquent words of men and women who wear the uniform. They are our sons, daughters, spouses, neighbors, and friends. In Tori's new book, Back To Basic, the stories accompanying the photographs go deep, sharing the strength within. It provides an inspiring visual reminder of the routine, the sacrifices, and dedication that are necessary to defend America's freedoms.