The Lightness of Being | Head On Photo Festival

The Lightness of Being

Photographer's Name: 
Jennifer Blau

This picture is from my AFTER MIDNIGHT series examining the emotional landscape of women in their 50s. As with adolescence, women are on the cusp of a new age, often fearing invisibility as youth and beauty fade, and society seemingly devalues them. Along with coping with physical changes, the 50s become a time of reflection as women take stock of their achievements, life experiences and accumulated wisdom. But far from a midlife crisis, this turning point often becomes a time of liberation, rediscovery and possibility.

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