This past April, Monica Jorge was awarded the Alexia First Place Student Grant for My Grandfather’s Keeper which intimately documents the sacrifices of senior spouses unprepared for care taking. By focusing on the experience of her own grandmother, Jorge provides an account of how a wife became a nurse and the difficulties that lie in this new life.
In this new interview with Jorge, we discuss what this project means, how she is accomplishing it, and what impact she hopes it will have. Continue reading →
Today’s photo is from Erika Schultz’s 2005 winning student project, “Retirees in Arizona.” In less than 50 years, Erika informed us in her proposal, the number of people over the age of 65 will surpass those under for the first … Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation photo of today, Thursday, is from Jenafer Gillingham’s 1994 untitled winning student project documenting the residents of a retirement home in London. This image is an exquisite detail with rich blacks and textures. It tells the story … Continue reading →
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