Gold 2019 Fine Art / Portrait

War Stories I Never Heard

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Todd Bradley
  • Technical Info
    Canon 6d 100mm Macro
  • Photo Date
    2018

War Stories I Never Heard explores the impact of discovering a loved one’s World War II military stories after his death, and the longing for a deeper personal connection with him after he is gone. My grandfather Raymond Bradley was just 21 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 to fight Hitler’s Nazi regime that was taking over the world. Hitler had been trying to create a superior race by killing the “unfit,” including Jews, the physically/mentally handicapped, and homosexuals. I'm gay and part Jewish, my grandfather was fighting for me 75 years ago without his knowing it.