As a member of the AIPP I have been invited to take part in a project they have undertaken this year in conjunction with Australian War memorial and supported by the RSL, its in honour of the 70 year anniversary of world war 2 ending, and its to photograph the remaining Veterans of WWII, the aim of this project is to create a significant archive for the nation that reflects a sensitive portrayal of their elderly state and provide a cognisant comparison to the wartime images of young active men and women.
Professional AIPP photographers all around Australian are donating their time and talents to this project. The Veterans will receive a commemorative print in an embossed presentation folder to honour their participation and the images archived with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This service is completely free to the veterans, and only takes a few minutes of their time
We need your help to spread the word so we can locate the veterans and encourage them to register so they can take part, if you know a WWII veteran please contact us, or encourage them to contact us, you can find more information about the project and registering here Reflections project
This week as we have been photographing the veterans, we have had the Today tonight Adelaide television crew following some of the photographers to show what we have be doing and document some of the amazing stories that we have been able to hear from these veterans, they will be airing the story tonight Thursday the 28th may 2015 at 6.30pm so don't forget to watch :)
Here a few portraits that I have taken of some of the Veterans that I have been fortunate enough to meet and talk to, I am very honoured to be taking part in such important project.
Thank you to all the veterans that have taken part so far, thank you for allowing us to photograph you, and thank you for taking the time to share some of your stories with us