I recently served as keynote speaker at the American Medical Directors Association annual meeting in Long Beach, California. The reason AMDA picked me was my photos of aging, which you can view on my online portfolio. The title of my talk was Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, &
The June, 2010 cover of The Gerontologist features one of my many images of aging. I have been photographing human aging for the past twenty years, and this magazine has been publishing my work as cover art since 1996. Links to more Gerontologist covers as well as
On a trip to Australia this past November I had the opportunity to visit with and photograph the oldest professional ping pong player in the world. 98 year old Dorothy DeLow lives in a well kept home nestled in a suburb of Sydney. She demonstrated her ability to
This past fall I exhibited my photographs of aging at the International Arts and Health Conference in Port Macquarie, Australia. There I had an opportunity to experience Aboriginal art, and was captivated by its boldness and spirituality. Native Australians have a complex cultural tradition with music, song,
The plays of William Shakespeare written in the sixteenth century reflected the culture and opinions of his time. In Shakespeare’s day, life expectancy was in the 30’s, and Shakespeare himself lived to the old age of 52. In contrast to today’s population, very few people lived
October 12, 2009 “Aging Through a Physician’s Lens,” has been installed at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan and will run through mid-January 2010. The exhibit features nearly twenty years of images taken in the course of my medical practice and travels. Curated by
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.