An Aging World

Aging Inside Angola State Penitentiary

In November 2010 I photographed aging prisoners in Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana.  After the GSA meeting in New Orleans I drove 150 miles through the wetlands, past Baton Rouge, then north up Highway 66.   The facility was surrounded by 12-foot razor-topped chain link fences and

  6.07.2011

Aging Rock ‘n Rollers Take Manhattan’s West Side

The aromas of ganja and patchouli wafted across Broadway near the Beacon Theater Friday night, as the concert celebrating Wavy Gravy’s 75th birthday was about to begin.  Born with the name Hugh Romney, he was onstage at Woodstock in 1969 and announced, “What we have in mind

  29.05.2011

Redefining Aging in the 21st Century

You won’t find Edith McAllister on the porch in a rocking chair. At 93 years old, she’s got a full schedule. “I go out every night and I’m booked solid every day,” she told me with a smile. I met Edith on a recent trip to

  20.05.2011

Will Barnet: Artist and Centenarian

Will Barnet, an American artist living in New York City, will turn 100 years old next month.  I had the opportunity to photograph him recently in his home and studio in the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.  His paintings and drawings are in every major

  4.05.2011

The Faces of a Generation Deserve Attention

An Essay by Dr. Jerry Winakur [This essay written by author and physician Jerry Winakur is reprinted with permission from Caring for the Ages, a publication of the American Medical Directors Association.  Dr. Winakur is Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center

  25.04.2011

15 Years of Covers on The Gerontologist

This video explores my photographic work that has appeared on the cover of The Gerontologist (TG) over the past 15 years.  The Gerontologist is published by Oxford University Press, and is the flagship journal of the Gerontological Society of America, and is devoted to multidisciplinary research and education

  29.03.2011

Aging Across America Goes to San Antonio

My new photo exhibit, Aging Across America, will make its debut at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in February 2011. Directed by Ruth Bergrren MD whose background is Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease,

  24.01.2011

Photographing America’s Aging Heroes: The Tuskegee Airmen

I have been photographing Aging Across America for some time, and one of my favorite subjects is elderly veterans.  I had heard about the Tuskegee Airmen from various news articles.  These men were the first group of African American aviators to fight for America in World

  17.11.2010

Aging Across America Visits a California Shopping Mall

Last year I read about a group of elderly men from India and Pakistan who meet daily in a shopping mall in Fremont, California called The Fremont Hub.  The article talked about the local population of northern Indian immigrants, and recounted the trials and tribulations of these

  4.10.2010

The Elders of Taquile Island in Peru

Taquile Island, a 452 acre rocky gem in the western part of Lake Titicaca in Peru, is home to a remarkably fit and sturdy group of elders.  I discovered them on an international road trip to find and photograph faces of aging and learn how different

  27.07.2010

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.