Australian Veteran Photography Exhibition

Showcasing a powerful collection of career imagery and accompanying stories from Australian veterans, this exhibition brings a voice to the unique experiences of serving personnel.

From its Tasmanian beginnings in 2020, Point & Shoot launched onto the national stage in 2022 and continues to grow.

Covering military service from post World War II onwards, the exhibition commemorates a range of modern conflicts, peace operations and service and provides a rare glimpse into the life and experiences of fellow Australians who have served their country. 

Point & Shoot is the concept of Point Assist founder Mark Direen, a former Infantry and Special Forces soldier with over 20 years military service including 6 overseas deployments. 

Mark’s own experiences as a soldier were the impetus for this project. Operating in remote, high threat environments is both physically and mentally demanding. It was behind the lens of a camera, capturing both the ordinary and extraordinary experiences as a combat soldier he found stillness and meaning.  Looking back at a plethora of images post service, Mark then began to wonder, maybe others do this too and so the concept began. 

The purpose of the Point & Shoot exhibition is not to display perfectly captured photos from professional photographers. But rather, to share some of those moments frozen in time that those who serve our nation thought were worth remembering. We invite all Australian veterans to submit an image. Everyone has a story and we encourage you to share yours.

Upcoming Event:

The Australian Veteran Photography Exhibition is touring the country from

1 August – 30 November 2024

Want to see Point and Shoot in your city or town?

We invite you to register your interest to host an event

Email: info@pointassist.com.au

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