Photography by Vedat Acikalin
The follow-on from Acikalin’s 2011 exhibition, When Old Foes Meet. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, this new exhibition once again commemorates the Australian and Turkish soldiers who served and sacrificed themselves at Gallipoli in 1915.
For over 30 years Turkish-Australian photojournalist, Vedat Acikalin has documented the bonds and friendships forged through this experience of war. He has photographed the soldiers as old men, meeting in friendship on the very battlefields where they once fought as enemies when they were young. He captures the ongoing bond forged not only between the men, but also with their children and descendants. Acikalin honours their stories and memory through these poignant photographs.