Golden Aged

"[i]n every culture, age, like any other important category, is organized
hierarchically. In the West youth is the valued term, the point of reference for defining who is old." (Kathleen Woodward)

The invisibility of older generations is a veritable issue, and yet old age is a gift. In light of the progressive ageing of the worldwide population, I want to celebrate the golden years; particularly in the youth-obsessed world of fashion, I wish to demonstrate that when it comes to style, older might well be wiser...

Photo by The Sartorialist
http://www.thesartorialist.com/

Photo by The Sartorialist

http://www.thesartorialist.com/

GOLDEN IS WHITE
Aiden at mugenstyle

GOLDEN IS WHITE

Aiden at mugenstyle

Here’s one of Vivian Maier’s revealed treasures, taken in Chicago in the 50s or 60s. Have a golden weekend.

Here’s one of Vivian Maier’s revealed treasures, taken in Chicago in the 50s or 60s. Have a golden weekend.

"The camera likes me."
Daphne Selfe by Tony Miller
— from edithshead

"The camera likes me."

Daphne Selfe by Tony Miller

— from edithshead

(Source: wellparkproductions.com)


I REMINISCE AND CRY FOR LIFE

These photos depict, respectively, ex-nurse Lida Pietrovna, from Maladechna, and Zinaida Konstantinovna, from Grodno, who worked for army communications. They are female war veterans from the Second World War in Belarus, captured by Agnieszka Rayss as part of the above-titled photo series. These women were not necessarily from Belarus originally, but remained after the war ended and are now citizens. They were not respected for fighting; on the contrary, they were treated as freaks or prostitutes for being in the army alongside men. 

Agnieszka Rayss was a finalist in LensCulture’s Exposure Awards, 2013. 

MARS IS COMING
These ladies are ready. Parque Mexico, Mexico City, Spring 2013.
Photo by Delphine Tomes

MARS IS COMING

These ladies are ready. Parque Mexico, Mexico City, Spring 2013.

Photo by Delphine Tomes


San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico

Here are a few of the wonderfully-dressed inhabitants of the town San Juan Teotihuacán, the closest town to Teotihuacán:the biggest and most famous of the archaeological sites in the Valley of Mexico. The men on the bench talked to me for a long time, telling me stories of folkloric creatures who live in the mountain ranges further north. 

Photos by Delphine Tomes


BEING HERE

From a photo series by Danish documentary and editorial photographer Thilde Jensen


Young man, 85, dances in Coyoacán Square, Mexico City

fernandopalafoxphoto's Abuelita (2012)

fernandopalafoxphoto's Abuelita (2012)

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