Photographing Centenarians (#342) 07-03-13

These Wednesdays do roll around quickly. So here is a look at some other photographer's portraits.

As I ask so many folks for permission to photograph, I have noticed which demographics are likely to say yes. And, no. The elderly are in the latter category. Now that I have a Medicare card, my definition of elderly is creeping up.  Younger folks have grown up with Facebook, Instagram, and cell phone pics. The idea of being photographed is not threatening. But even my generation is not enamored of being photographed.

Recently, I came across two projects involving portraits of centenarians. We can all agree that this qualifies as elderly. See one HERE.

And the other HERE.