To HONOUR, to REMEMBER and to EDUCATE
The purpose of the 39-45 PORTRAITS PROJECT is:
To HONOUR and REMEMBER our surviving World War 2 Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible in order to provide both them and their families with classic, timeless portraits they treasure and can remain in their families for generations to come.
To sensitively EDUCATE the current and future younger generations about the events of World War 2 and of those who served, survived and were lost, so that their memories and sacrifices are never forgotten and such events may never happen again.
ABOUT GLYN DEWIS
Glyn Dewis is a Photographer and #1 Best Selling Author of The Photoshop Workbook (published by Peachpit Press), Photograph Like a Thief and The Photoshop Tool Box (published by Rocky Nook) and Ambassador of The Veteran's Charity.
In 2017 Glyn was awarded Adobe MAX Master following his presentations in Las Vegas of that year, and is also a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors. Having featured in the New York Times for a photography technique he calls 'The Invisible Black Background' Glyn regularly shares both Photography and Post Production techniques on his YouTube Channel, website and at events around the world.
Glyn's Business website & blog is found at: www.glyndewis.com
With regards to this 39-45 PORTRAITS PROJECT:
"I started the project in early 2019 and it's wonderful that the project has already received praise from around the world and is proving to be an incredible experience. I'm incredibly pleased with how well the series has taken off, and how images have already been licensed for use by the Royal Mint and have appeared in National Press. The project's first exhibition opens on Saturday 19th October 2019 and runs for 3 months at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; further exhibitions are planned for France, Holland and the USA.
I don’t ever see myself stopping this project. As corny as it may sound, I truly feel that I am doing what I was meant to do; the reason I found photography. With regards to the future of the project, clearly our World War 2 veterans are very elderly, so my priority is to photograph as many as I can over the coming years before we sadly lose them. I want family members to have photographs they can treasure and that can remain in their families for years to come.” ~ Glyn Dewis