Silver 2019 / Editorial / Photo Essay

The Art of Aging

  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay, Gold in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Arianne Clement

A photo story on the themes of beauty and sensuality in women aged 70 and overThese 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.