In a big modern city it is quite difficult for older people to keep social communities, while it is very easy for them to find themselves utterly alone, and abandoned. The drop in centres represent a valuable opportunity of sociability for lots of retired persons. Some users found themselves in poor economic, and health condition, and without any kind support, while others have family support and social contacts in the outside world, from whom they bring stories for those who are more isolated. In the images the surroundings are almost banished, while the bodies and the faces of the subjects emerge from the darkness creating a tension between light and darkness revealing suffering, mortally and life, and depicting them intimately.
Peter Ainsworth • Christian Alegria • Martin Bardell • Debby Besford • Manuel Capurso • Nicholas Chee • Hee Seung Chung • Ania Dabrowska • Hannah Dakin • Susana Espana Amed • Caroline Furneaux • Vron Harris • Sam Holden • Jesus Jimenez • Jochen Klein • Katarzyna Lason • Carol Sachs • Marianna Saraslanidou • Alan Shepherd • Rita Soromenho • Nick Stonehouse • Darren T. Elliott • Susan Truseler • Gill Vaux •