United Nations Peacekeeping Ceremony

 United Nations Peacekeeping Ceremony

I was honoured to be asked to photograph the 66th United Peacekeeping Ceremony. Queensland’s ceremony was held in Anzac Square, Brisbane, while peacekeeping ceremonies were simultaneously being held in countries across the world.

 

In a quiet ceremony in one of Anzac Square’s corners, peacekeepers and their families paid their respects to their peers who had fallen while on peacekeeping duties. Pretty hard to cover an event like this, and I was nervous doing the job, but I hope I did it justice!

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

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United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

United Nations International Peacekeepers Day

 

6 thoughts on “United Nations Peacekeeping Ceremony

  1. You nailed this event. Great shots, I especially like the feature image for this post.

  2. Heather Armijo says:

    What an honor and you did a wonderful job!

    1. Matt Warrell says:

      I was pretty happy to be asked, that’s for sure! They do a fantastic job.

  3. What an honour that must have been! How did you manage to not get trampled on when you were taking photos of the march?

    I think you did a great job! Really captured the atmosphere and emotion of the event.

    1. Matt Warrell says:

      Thanks!! I always worry when I walk backwards photographing a march that I’ll trip, and it’s hard to judge the distance between the front row and the one you are shooting while it’s moving, but I just cross my fingers and hope for the best!

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