2019 / Editorial
/ Photo Essay
The Art of Aging
A photo story on the themes of beauty and
sensuality in women aged 70 and over
These pictures aim to illustrate my irritation with the very conformist way we view beauty and with the pervasive presence of certain imagery that subdue many women into body shaming and a fear of getting old. I hope to offer different images here – pictures that celebrate a diversity of bodies as well as a different way of feeling beautiful and sensuous.
After obtaining a master’s degree with honours in photography from University of the
Arts London, Arianne travelled far and wide to find inspiration, often getting
involved in humanitarian projects with the marginalized. She now devotes her work principally to portraying the elderly. Her celebrated portraits
of seniors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and won her several
prizes, grants and honours. What these distinctions reflect first and foremost are the sensitivity and boldness of her work and the unique connection she manages to create with her models.