Chapters

Over the past five years, the global median life expectancy age has averaged 72 years old. For this story, photographers from around the world found a 72-year-old in their community and photographed their daily lives.

33 stories

The Underdog Perspective

Denise Mayer:The Underdog Perspective

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New Jersey, United States
By 
Mei Seva
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Denise Mayer
The Underdog Perspective
41.033521
-74.878611
A Life of Activism

Jude Thilman:A Life of Activism

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California, United States
By 
Joyce Perlman
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Jude Thilman
A Life of Activism
39.312277
-123.797651
A New Chapter

Edit Götz:A New Chapter

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Budapest, Hungary
By 
Bea Kovács
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Edit Götz
A New Chapter
47.487128
19.065747
A Picture of Grace and Resilience

LIN Chen:A Picture of Grace and Resilience

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New Taipei City, Taiwan
By 
Naomi Hellmann
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LIN Chen
A Picture of Grace and Resilience
25.037282
121.550259
15 km a Day

Remigio González Nuñez:15 km a Day

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Madrid, Spain
By 
Tom Bedwin
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Remigio González Nuñez
15 km a Day
40.810285
-3.764718
Square Dancing in Texas

Sue Blanchard:Square Dancing in Texas

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Texas, United States
By 
Heather McAdoo
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Sue Blanchard
Square Dancing in Texas
29.690347
-95.892246
Little Princess Will Show the Way

Branislav Delic:Little Princess Will Show the Way

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Senta, Serbia
By 
Mina Delic
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Branislav Delic
Little Princess Will Show the Way
45.923130
20.087991
Free of the Machine

Marisa Drysz:Free of the Machine

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Swindon, United Kingdom
By 
Jennifer Berry
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Marisa Drysz
Free of the Machine
51.561926
-1.781319
A Life of Partnership & Care

Arnold Uhlenkamp:A Life of Partnership & Care

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Bremen, Germany
By 
Isabella Finholdt
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Arnold Uhlenkamp
A Life of Partnership & Care
53.0793
8.8017
Remaining Resilient

Earth Clemons:Remaining Resilient

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California, United States
By 
Michele Zousmer
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Earth Clemons
Remaining Resilient
32.256581
-116.200169
Liberated

Christine Broussard:Liberated

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Louisiana, United States
By 
Mary Catherine Rollo
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Christine Broussard
Liberated
30.819510
-92.411612
Weaving Dreams

Afqir Itto:Weaving Dreams

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Aït Hamza, Morocco
By 
Rajaâ Khenoussi
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Afqir Itto
Weaving Dreams
32.08381
-6.52465
The Greek Seafarer

Nikos Korachais:The Greek Seafarer

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Andros, Greece
By 
Paolo Verzone
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Nikos Korachais
The Greek Seafarer
37.838147
24.938594
Preserving Traditions and Wisdom in Changing Times

Esther Habila:Preserving Traditions and Wisdom in Changing Times

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Kuje, Nigeria
By 
Light Oriye
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Esther Habila
Preserving Traditions and Wisdom in Changing Times
12.191380
6.707990
Life is Death and Death is Life

Tina Dunkley:Life is Death and Death is Life

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Atlanta, United States
By 
Sheila Pree Bright
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Tina Dunkley
Life is Death and Death is Life
33.753746
-84.386330
A Life of Love and Giving

Leslie Travis:A Life of Love and Giving

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Chicago, United States
By 
Brad Temkin
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Leslie Travis
A Life of Love and Giving
41.878113
-87.629799
Life’s Journey on a Houseboat

Einar Njiokiktjien:Life’s Journey on a Houseboat

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
By 
Ilvy Njiokiktjien
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Einar Njiokiktjien
Life’s Journey on a Houseboat
52.1319
5.0171
Embracing Life’s Boundless Possibilities

Beatriz Amado:Embracing Life’s Boundless Possibilities

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Sao Paolo, Brazil
By 
Maíra Erlich
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Beatriz Amado
Embracing Life’s Boundless Possibilities
-23.533773
-46.625290
 A Journey from Darkness to Light

Dauda Tanko: A Journey from Darkness to Light

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Kuje, Nigeria
By 
Light Oriye
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Dauda Tanko
A Journey from Darkness to Light
8.8821
7.2275
A Lifetime of Nursing and Wisdom

Wendy Farrar:A Lifetime of Nursing and Wisdom

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New York, United States
By 
Laura Oliverio
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Wendy Farrar
A Lifetime of Nursing and Wisdom
40.954421
-71.772164
A Life of Vitality

Makanga Kamulegeya:A Life of Vitality

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Masaka, Uganda
By 
Jjumba Martin
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Makanga Kamulegeya
A Life of Vitality
-7.584360
22.348850
The Renegade Trucker's Quest for Justice

Billy Randal:The Renegade Trucker's Quest for Justice

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North Carolina, United States
By 
Isadora Kosofsky
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Billy Randal
The Renegade Trucker's Quest for Justice
35.801102
-78.526415
A Life of Adventure and Renewal

Barbara Guédel:A Life of Adventure and Renewal

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Biel, Switzerland
By 
Fatma Fahmy
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Barbara Guédel
A Life of Adventure and Renewal
47.143299
7.248760
Banding Birds and Writing Tales

Paula Bartlett:Banding Birds and Writing Tales

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Ohio, United States
By 
Christy Frank
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Paula Bartlett
Banding Birds and Writing Tales
41.119038
-83.177628
Rhythms of Life

Nguyen Thi Lan:Rhythms of Life

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Tram Chim (VIETNAM)
By 
Chiara Negrello
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Nguyen Thi Lan
Rhythms of Life
10.672660
105.564346
The Stillness of Life

Dominique Mauri:The Stillness of Life

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Cairo, Egypt
By 
Amina Kadous
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Dominique Mauri
The Stillness of Life
30.033333
31.233334
Rising from the Ashes

Carlos Antonio Hernandez Fernandez:Rising from the Ashes

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Mexico City, Mexico
By 
Alejandra Rajal
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Carlos Antonio Hernandez Fernandez
Rising from the Ashes
19.432608
-99.133209
Caring for All

Abby Ybarra:Caring for All

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Maryland, United States
By 
Rosem Morton
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Abby Ybarra
Caring for All
38.723691
-77.016208
Dancing Through Life

Rosemary Tiffany:Dancing Through Life

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Arizona, United States
By 
Kendrick Brinson
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Rosemary Tiffany
Dancing Through Life
33.5975
-112.2718
The Song of Pariah

Gayatri Goswami:The Song of Pariah

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Kolkata, West Bengal (INDIA)
By 
Debsuddha
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Gayatri Goswami
The Song of Pariah
22.5726
88.3639
Bricklayer turned to gardener

Mario Torres:Bricklayer turned to gardener

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Aldeia do Souto, Portugal
By 
Dorothée Lebrun
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Mario Torres
Bricklayer turned to gardener
40.366989
-7.397990
Sailing along

John Curry:Sailing along

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New Jersey, United States
By 
Ed Kashi
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John Curry
Sailing along
40.819233
-74.354059
Living life big

Nancy McGuire:Living life big

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California, United States
By 
Sara Terry
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Nancy McGuire
Living life big
34.654760
-118.672867

About the project

Earth’s population is about to become the oldest it has ever been: by the year 2030, 1 in 6 people will be over the age of 60. In the seven years leading up to 2030, photographers around the world will show us what it looks like to live in this historic time.