The photographs in this exhibit are winners of the Aging in the Wabash Valley photography competition, which was held in late 2013 and early 2014. Community members were asked to submit entries around the theme of aging.
Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the population but the least represented in the media, and many portrayals of older adults present primarily negative images of aging. The competition and this exhibit were designed to encourage everyone to think about aging in a new way.
These pictures convey many of the positive aspects of aging, including triumph over adversity, social relationships, personal reflection and spirituality, and remaining active and engaged throughout life. As you view and reflect on this exhibit, consider what stereotypes you may hold regarding older adults and aging. Challenge yourself to find positive aspects of aging and to confront the ageism that is so prevalent in our society. Aging is a natural and inevitable process and, when viewed through a humanitarian lens, a beautiful experience we all share.
Indiana State University Arts Endowment Committee
Department of Applied Health Sciences, Indiana State University
College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services, Indiana State University
College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana State University
Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts
Golden Frame of Terre Haute
Indiana State University's Hulman Memorial Student Union
2901 Ohio Boulevard
Terre Haute, IN
Part of Arts Illiana’s community outreach efforts
For more information or to request an installation of this exhibit, please contact the project creator, Tina Kruger, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.237.8483