Professional photographer Ilan Wittenberg, of Auckland, will be visiting Blenheim on Anzac Day to take part in a major national project to make portraits of New Zealand’s World War II veterans. Wittenberg is a proud member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.
The photographic portraits will be gifted by the institute to the Royal New Zealand RSA as part of the 2015 centenary ceremonies. The portraits will also be publicly displayed at locations around New Zealand as part of a commemorative touring exhibition.
Wittenberg’s aim is to photograph most of the 50 World War II veterans attending the Anzac Day service in Blenheim. To make this happen, he will set up a small studio inside the Blenheim RSA to make it as easy as possible for veterans to take part after the service.