Veteran Colin Rutherford (95) is photographed at the
Montecillo Veterans' Home and Hospital this week. Photo by
The faces of those who served during World War 2 are
being photographed in an initiative starting in Dunedin today.
Portraits of veterans will be taken by Dunedin photographers
Alan Dove and Moira Clark throughout Anzac Day at the
Montecillo Veterans' Home and Hospital and Mosgiel RSA.
Both photographers are members of the New Zealand Institute
of Professional Photographers, which organised the war
portrait project with the Royal New Zealand Returned and
The aim is for all remaining World War 2 veterans to be
recognised and honoured for their service.
''Most are in their 90s and they are the generation of men
and women who served that are disappearing just through old
"We'll present the photographs to the RSA and they will be
part of an exhibition for the World War 1 centenary,'' Mr
Anzac Day was an opportune time to photograph war veterans as
they typically wore full military attire, including medals,
Photographers throughout New Zealand will set up portrait
studios alongside Anzac events to capture the veterans
Those unable to attend can contact the institute to arrange
for their portraits to be taken.
Mr Dove will be at Montecillo today from 10.30am to about
1pm, and Mrs Clark will be at the Mosgiel RSA most of the
Other photographers will take portraits in Oamaru and