Here is an article that appeared in the Central Canterbury News, taken during our NZIPP – RSA ANZAC Day project. What a privilege to be part of. Especially having been involved from the start with just an idea, and seeing this project now roll out all across the nation.
The aim of the project is for the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) to donate member time on ANZAC Day, to photograph as many of our remaining WWII veterans as we can, while we still have that possibility. Given the youngest veterans are now in their late 80’s, we won’t have that many for long. In fact, most are actually in their early and mid 90’s.
Once colated, NZIPP will gift this body of work to the nation via the likes of the RSA. We hope the public of NZ can share this work next year, during the W100 Gallipolli commerations, with some form of exhibition.
If you know of a WWII veteran who may have been missed on ANZAC Day, please contact me, or anyone involved with NZIPP, and we will do our best to photograph them. We do want all possible veterans, and realise many may be restricted to rest homes and the likes.