2nd Place 2017 Book

The Last Veterans of WWII

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary, 2nd Place winner in Book
  • Photographer
    richard bell

This book chronicles the many faces of the WWII effort with contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans. The book includes a collection of Americans from all walks of life. Their penetrating gaze captures the ethos of the endeavor of war. Intimate memories offer glimpses into the horrifying, and at times awe-inspiring, reality of war. The faces of these veterans, from all branches, are juxtaposed with images of their youthful selves and serve as a visual representation of the expanse of their life experiences. This collection is a testament to diversity and the spirit of patriotism of a collective American effort.