Friday, January 22, 2010

An Elderly Asian Boatman

Runner up: Boatman on Yangtze River in China by David Solomons, aged 76 
This boatman has been taking passengers along the Yangtze River in his small boat, in all weathers, for the past 70 years.  Photograph: Barnet Age Concern

Age Concern Barnet issued a photography challenge to older people in north London. Its competition aimed to counter stereotypical images of ageing by showing that people in their later years can still be fit, healthy and active members of society. The contest also showcased the photography skills of the over 55 age group.

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