SEEKING PORTRAITS OF OUR LIVING HEROES – all 14,000 of them
There are over 14,000 World War II Veterans estimated to be living in Australia and they are invited to be photographed as part of one of the most ambitious photographic projects ever undertaken in Australia – to commemorate our unsung heroes of World War II in print.
On completion, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) project entitled Reflections: Honouring our World War II Veterans will provide a compelling pictorial record of returned servicemen and women living in Australia for the Australian War Memorial archives.
Reinforcing the ANZAC tradition, “We will remember them”, professional photographers across the country, accredited by the AIPP like myself , are donating their time and talent in a unique community project. Any profit from the resale of photographs will be donated to Legacy and the RSL Foundation.
Letters and printed photographs meant absolutely everything to them back then, telling the story of their lives in their youth. It’s only fitting to contrast this with their senior years in the same way, in a timeless gift to them, their families and the nation.
AIPP have partnered with the Australian War Memorial and the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and all portraits will be gifted to the Australian War Memorial’s collection.
Each veteran will receive a complimentary Kodak printed portrait in a presentation folder to commemorate their service given some 75 years ago. Anyone who served in World War II is encouraged to register for their free portrait at www.aippveterans.com . If your local on the central cost call me of course 0n – 0413001777. I will be at the dawn service at Terrigal surf club this Saturday 25th April and then following at the Terrigal Breakers club – ( RSL Sub branch )
For more information on the AIPP Reflections project visit www.aipp.com.au/about/the-aipp-reflections-project or call AIPP on (03) 9888 4111