Portrait by Peter Brew-Bevan, Commissioned 2018. Australian War Memorial

In 2018, the Australian War Memorial commissioned Peter Brew-Bevan to photograph contemporary veterans. One of the portraits was of Curtis McGrath, who enlisted in the Australian Army in 2006 at
the age of 18. In 2012, working as a combat engineer, McGrath lost both legs when he stood on an improvised explosive device. Within half an hour, he was joking about becoming a paralympian. McGrath has since won gold medals at the 2016 Invictus Games, the 2016 Paralympics and the 2016 ICF Paracanoe World Championships. See this work, and the rest of the national collection, in Canberra.

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