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Oehn

homeless elder of cambodia   This is Oehn. He is 60 years old. He came to Phnom Penn from the province to beg. His Leg is broken and his children can not support him any longer.  We met him begging on the Kendal market by the riverside. He arrived yesterday in Phnom Penn. He left his family in the […] Continue reading →

Sam Siu

  In The building we Stayed, there live Sam Siu and his wife Kam Kiam. In their house live their 4 daughters, a brother, and around 6 little children. When we came in to take a picture of Mrs. Kiam, we found Sam Siu sleeping on the floor in a corner of the room, while […] Continue reading →

Festival of Older People: October 2017!

PUCH Sim (78) Atchaa in Phnom Penh buddhism, old age We are facing a worldwide demographic shift that has never occurred before. Slowly but surely a substantial part of the global population is growing older than 55. Expectations are that this will grow to 35% of the world’s population. That will change everything. It will change our visual culture, sound culture, the economy, healthcare, ways […] Continue reading →

Doña Hubaldina

We have arrived to Samaipata, a mountain village in Bolivia in the foothills of the Andes. Here we portray the people who have been born and raised in this town. Doña Hubaldina is an 86 years old woman. Her family has been living in Samaipata for generations. She has one daughter and one son. Her […] Continue reading →

Sabya’s pick: Sophia

This is Sophia. For her full story click the link below         I love the portrait and story of Sophia, a grand old Lady, Queenlike in her beautiful saree. What catches me is the way she tells about her life, touching on the lives of her 5 children, on the history and […] Continue reading →

Dona Margarida

Dona Margarida is 69 years old, and has worked as a supervisor in commercial research. For this work she travelled around Brazil a lot, she also travelled in Europe and lived in Italy for 6 months. She was married to a psychologist, and never had children, which she really wanted. Dona Margarida Said she feels […] Continue reading →

Senhor Joao and Dona Antonia

  Senhor Joao and Dona Antonia have been married for 22 years now, they live with their 2 dogs. Joao is 90 years old and Antonia 73, when they met they were 68 and 51 years old. Joao has had many different jobs, learned to be a shoemaker, had his own shop which he later […] Continue reading →

Tara

This is Tara (70++). She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Christian in a Muslim dominated world. Her husband died 6 years ago and she is so lonely now that she is afraid of loosing her speech. Her younger neighbor Oroni (20) remembers her from her childhood as somebody that played with them, putting candles […] Continue reading →