Searching for WWII Veterans
Date posted: May 19, 2015
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Searching for our WWII Veterans
The Reflections: Honouring our World War II Veterans project is one of the most ambitious photographic projects ever undertaken in Australia. Members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) aim to commemorate our unsung heroes of World War II in print, and will gift the collection to the Australian War Memorial archives. The collection will provide a compelling pictorial record of returned servicemen and women living in Australia, reinforcing the ANZAC tradition, ”We will remember them”.
Professional photographers across the country, accredited by the AIPP, are donating their time and talent in a unique ‘strictly no profit’ community project. Any profit from the resale of photographs will be donated to Legacy and the RSL Foundation.
Local photographer Wendy Chung, from Luminarie Photography has volunteered her time for this project and looks forward to meeting as many WWII veterans in the area as possible. “The veterans I had the privilege to photograph on 12th May were so enthusiastic and their stories are so interesting. I have an interest in people and history, so this project was something I could contribute to for our community as well as to the Australian War Memorial”.
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 or call Wendy Chung from Luminarie Photography on 0413003437 for more information.
This is a nationwide project to honour those World War II Veterans who are still with us. Our Society urges you to spread this information and support the project to honour our heros.