Positive Aging

These photo portraits are said to represent the impact of aging and this feels like a negative — and a loss.   A narrow vision of beauty.   To me, the mature portraits could also represent other impacts — maybe wisdom, acceptance, clarity. resilience.  Other?  Makes me wonder if the older person knew that the photo was being taken to register the impact of aging.

 

http://www.lostateminor.com/2013/03/19/portraits-of-people-before-and-after-ageing/

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