Photographer Dennis Burnett, located in Austin, TX, takes portraits of WWII veterans.

I grew up in Kansas, and our landlady was a Christian Scientist; she taught me everything I know about how to act with people you don’t know. I learned how to be a lady from her.  

When my husband Harold was in the service and after, we moved around a lot, so that came in handy. After WWII we were living in Japan, he worked at a hospital unit there. One night my friend went to her room and saw shadows moving, and ran out screaming, thinking that a Japanese soldier was in her room. It was a false scare, but it was tense. What I’ve learned about life is to get educated in what you’ve chosen to do, and to persevere, no matter what. 

Elderly Portaits Austin, Texas

I was hired to photograph elderly people who lived in Austin for a retirement community. We took their pictures and heard their stories, this is the outcome.