Realistic depictions of ageing to combat ageism

In 2019, Changing the Narrative held the REAL (Realistic Examples of Aging in Life) Photo Contest, designed to combat visual ageism and portray older adults in a positive light via inter-generational work, as successful entrepreneurs, and engaged with social causes they are passionate about. The impetus for this contest was the lack of stock photos that portrayed older adults in non stereotypical way. The contest resulted in the creation of a free library hosted by NextFifty Initiative. The goal is to expand this library and to continue to combat visual ageism.

Changing the Narrative is a partnership of NextFifty Initiative and Rose Community Foundation.

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