Signs of Mystery, Portraits of Grace




Signs of Mystery, Portraits of Grace

The photographs seek to challenge our culture’s fear of growing old. They form a portrait series that, I hope, takes what we now treat as the aging process and returns it as a story full of grace, mystery, joy and beauty. The oldest person portrayed is Lucille Pacaud, who turned 105 in August, 2012. The youngest is Robert Michaud, 55, who used an iPad to communicate with the world after losing his voice to ALS. Monsieur Michaud died in February, 2013 as the portraits were being published in book form. Also included is George Zimbel, a renowned photographer who produced portraits of Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, and many other luminaries. Mr. Zimbel still works hard as a photographer at 84. All those featured appear in Au Coeur de L’Image des aînés published by Quebec’s Living With Dignity/Vivre Dans La Dignité network www.vivredignite.blogspot.ca

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