Kate Greenberg

Anastasia Photo
2012

Jonathan Alpeyrie
World War II Veterans

Exhibition on view April 11–May 12, 2012

Anastasia Photo is pleased to present World War II Veterans, featuring photographs by Jonathan Alpeyrie. This is his first exhibition with the gallery and highlights a body of work that he has worked on for five years.

The Second World War was fought by an entire generation of men from more than 60 nations. Jonathan Alpeyrie has made 210 rich portraits of veterans from 61 nations and documented their testimony of the war. This exhibition is a powerful document of these men and this unique time in world history and will include a selection of diptychs presenting veterans who fought on opposing sides during the war.

The striking portraits present details of war and survival and highlight Alpeyrie’s interest in how the war has shaped these men. Like earlier portrait photographers before him, Alpeyrie is able to capture the essence present in many August Sander portraits. His goal for this project is to reunite as many veterans as possible from most nationalities involved in the Second World War.

Jonathan Alpeyrie was born in Paris in 1979. His career as a photojournalist stretches over a decade, and has brought him to over 25 countries, covering 11 conflict zones, mostly in East Africa, the South Caucasus, and central Asia and most recently in Syria. He is a staff photographer for Polaris Images and his photographs have been widely published in magazines and newspapers around the world including Paris Match, Times (Europe), Newsweek, Boston Globe, Glamour (France and Spain) and The New York Times.

Anastasia-Photo specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism. The gallery also serves as a center for discussion and portfolio review. To connect these photographic images and the events they depict, Anastasia Photo endows each exhibition with a related, on site, philanthropic organization. With this exhibition we have selected to support, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.