A BUNDABERG photographer is looking for Second World War veterans for an ambitious photographic project.

Australian Institute of Professional Photography photographer Lee-Ann Wilson said there were more than 14,000 Second World War veterans estimated to be living in Australia and they were invited to be photographed as part of one of the most ambitious photographic projects ever undertaken in Australia – to commemorate them in print.

She said the AIPP project “Reflections: Honouring our World War II Veterans” would provide the Australian War Memorial archives with a compelling pictorial record of returned servicemen and women living in Australia.

Reinforcing the Anzac slogan “We will remember them”, professional photographers across the country, who are AIPP accredited, are donating their time and talent in this unique community project.

Any profit from the resale of photographs will be donated to Legacy and the RSL Foundation.

“The AIPP wanted to honour veterans, whether from Australia or elsewhere, as living tributes to a time of heroism and nationalistic pride, by capturing and publishing their portraits in print,” Ms Wilson said.

AIPP have partnered with the Australian War Memorial and the Returned and Services League of Australia 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 75 years ago.

Anyone who served in the Second World War is encouraged to register at www.aippveterans.com or call AIPP on 03 9888 4111.

Via: News Mail