The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in the different countries. Some cultures consider older people as the most important members of the community, where they are respected for their wisdom and experience. In others, they are often forgotten. Yet they are alive and well, with important stories to tell, both past and present.
Photographs tell the stories, and the amazing contributions ,Senior Citizens make to contemporary society – many have vital roles within their family units, passing on their invaluable experience onto the younger generation. Some have also important volunteering jobs – from schools and hospitals to community-based jobs.
With the support of the Royal Photography Society, imAge photography exhibition was devised and delivered by YOUMANITY(www.youmanity.today), a London-based NGO promoting the importance of social inclusion and cultural diversity. The organisation’s commitment to developing an international cultural dialogue is reflected in the annual photographic award, the aim of which is to raise awareness on current socio-economic themes.