#WeAreHere

Amy Treasure

On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘we’re here because we’re here’ was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre.

It was an honour and a privilege to be asked to photograph the day’s events. I was completely overcome with emotion as were the passers-by. For more information visit https://becausewearehere.co.uk