Presentation Title

Transitions: A photographic celebration of Aging

Location

Guzman 111

Start Date

4-19-2018 4:40 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 4:55 PM

Department

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Student Type

Adult Degree Completion

Faculty Mentor

Patricia Dougherty, O.P, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Aging is a process that every person experiences, but women in America fight to pause the natural effects of aging because of the social pressure they face when signs of aging appear. Society has created a perpetual cycle of double standards and stereotypes that cause women to lose social standing, and ultimately their power as they age. Many women express feelings of invisability as they age. This project is a celebration of diverse women in different stages of aging. Gray hair is the physical indication of aging that is used to collect the portraits, interviews and research to form this oral history. By featuring vinettes of aging women within society a collective voice of experience and community emerges. The viewer is given to opportunity to critically examine personal idologies regarding aging. As a whole, this collection celebrates gray-haired women, and the transition gray hair represents.

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Transitions: A photographic celebration of Aging

Guzman 111

Aging is a process that every person experiences, but women in America fight to pause the natural effects of aging because of the social pressure they face when signs of aging appear. Society has created a perpetual cycle of double standards and stereotypes that cause women to lose social standing, and ultimately their power as they age. Many women express feelings of invisability as they age. This project is a celebration of diverse women in different stages of aging. Gray hair is the physical indication of aging that is used to collect the portraits, interviews and research to form this oral history. By featuring vinettes of aging women within society a collective voice of experience and community emerges. The viewer is given to opportunity to critically examine personal idologies regarding aging. As a whole, this collection celebrates gray-haired women, and the transition gray hair represents.