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Photo Gallery: They That Are Left

Photo Gallery: They That Are Left

Brian David Stevens' decade-long project to photograph veterans on Remembrance Sunday

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemnAll images @ Brian David Stevens 2012

For the past 10 years Brian David Stevens has been taking photographic portraits of veterans on Remembrance Sunday. The images play on the notion of the unknown soldier. Each subject is portrayed without the distinguishing marks of regiment or rank or even any clue to the part of the Armed Forces in which they served. “Faces, only,” says Stevens. “Each deep-etched with who they are and what they did, that we might look, and think - and thank them.”

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Fantastic pictures. A poignant thing for people of a certain age is that they would assume people of that age to be veterans of the First World War, whereas most of these are surely from the Second. And what about, no 15? The Falklands? No less deserving. I only wish my father had been alive to be photographed.

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