My father was an artillery sergeant in the bloody battle of Okinawa in WWII and I grew up listening to stories that sometimes gave me nightmares. Stashed away in my Jersey City home were his bayonet and pictures from his war album which I still have.
In November 2011 I traveled to India to photograph and spent nearly two weeks there. My highlight was a city called Benares. Each day at dawn I went to the riverbanks, also called Ghats, and returned with hours of video. I edited the best clips together
This past summer I returned to South America to photograph aging, and one of these photos is featured on the December cover of The Gerontologist. This is the flagship journal of the Gerontological Society of America. I am often asked about my “TG” cover photos (there’s been
The elderly grandmother struggled to get her leg over the saddle of her Harley, and looked up at me a bit chagrined. “I just had my knee replaced and still having some trouble,” she said. The event was Sturgis, perhaps the largest motorcycle rally in America, and this
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
I just got back from a road trip through Peru to discover new faces of aging to add to my photographic portfolios. This was my first trip to South America, and on the way I discovered riches in people and culture, but one of my most
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,
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.