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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Living life big
34.654760
-118.672867