The Power Of Pictures Helps Pay Homage To Veterans

10 April 2015

Professional photographers across Victoria are donating their time and talent as they endeavour to capture a portrait of every living veteran from World War II.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) aims to provide each veteran with a professionally shot, printed and mounted photograph, free of charge, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

They will then create a compelling record of the returned servicemen and women, using the power of pictures to create a visual legacy. The book will be donated to the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

The initiative, one of the most ambitious photographic projects ever undertaken in Australia, hopes to embrace Australia’s proud diversity by encouraging veterans who fought for other countries to participate. To register, visit Link

The ANZAC Centenary is a time for all Victorians to remember, whether their families have been here 100 years, or are newly arrived.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans, John Eren

“The power of photography is the perfect way to ensure the legacy of these brave men and women is never forgotten. It is a brilliant way to honour our veterans.”

“By ensuring their acts of heroism are never forgotten by generations to come, we are paying them the plaudits they deserve.”

“I congratulate the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and its members for embarking on this initiative, and encourage everyone to help ensure veterans get the opportunity to participate.”

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