Awesome Everywhere!

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Bukavu

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

United States

Alamance County, NC

Alaska

Ann Arbor, MI

Asheville, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

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San Antonio, TX

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Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

Tallahassee, FL

Twin Cities, MN

Washington, DC

Youngstown, OH

"When was the last time you had your photo taken?"

My idea has been bubbling inside of me since I was in high school. My Nan (who we lived with to care for because of her Alzheimer's) came home one day very happy from her day out a the local seniors centre. I asked her what she had done there and she said she had the best day in a long time as the carers had just sat and painted her nails and chatted with her. The paint on her nails jogged her memory for a little while after that of having a nice time.

I come from an area of Australia similar to London in that there are quite a few seniors homes and centres. My project would be to go to different seniors homes (once gaining permission of course) and collaborate with a hair/makeup artist to primp the seniors. This might be something as simple as painting nails, to having hair styled. I would then use my photography skills to capture a nice portrait of them.

Special thanks to: Sean Meyer/London Community News and Erin Woodgate for granting us permission to repost their photos.

Funded by London, ON (January 2013)