In 2015 I took part in the Reflections project for the AIPP. It remains one of the most poignant events I’ve taken part in – meeting these Veterans changed me and I’m so grateful to each of them and their families for sharing their stories.
““Reflections” aimed to photograph the remaining Veterans of WWII 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. Veterans received a commemorative print in an embossed presentation folder to honour their participation and the images will be subsequently donated to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for archiving.”
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”