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Photographer Alex Welirang, captures Gurkhas on camera

29th May 2020

Photographer Alex Welirang, captures Gurkhas on camera

Alex Welirang is a photographer and military historian and was in London in 2019 and gained access to photograph the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Corps when they were The Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace.

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His images are exceptional, and we thought worth further exposure to you.

Alex said, “Since I was in college I’ve had a passion for military history because of the stories of courage and bravery in soldiers. This led me to take a degree in history when I moved to London from my home country Indonesia in 2014. Currently, I’m studying another degree in heritage management as I see my future career in museums to retell stories for others to remember.”

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“I believe photography is a powerful tool in recording history which is why I decided to document the British Armed Forces whose traditions are rich with it. This began in February 2019 and continues today where I post the photos on my Instagram called War Lens (@war_lens). Ultimately, War Lens has three goals: to preserve stories of the past, to record the present, and to provide an understanding for the future.”

We hope you enjoy the images.

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