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‘Macka’ sleeping in tent, Diego Garcia 2002

by Peter Churcher (b. 1964)

 

…The young man is a mechanic for the FA-18 Hornets and had been on night duty. I was able to work on him in his makeshift environment whilst he slept through the day. Little moments in the image struck me as poignant: the teddy bear a parting gift from his wife; the photographs of his wife and dog along with the pin-up posters. 

—Peter Churcher 

 ON LOAN COURTESY OF THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL ART91760 


 

Reviewed 01 December 2021