Sun City von Peter Granser – Fotos einer Seniorensiedlung

Peter Granser hat für seine mit dem World Press Award 2002 ausgezeichnete Fotoserie "Sun City" die größte Senioren-Siedlung der USA besucht, deren vermögende Einwohner mindestens 55 Jahre oder älter sind. Prima Fotoserie, irgendwo zwischen Doku und Surrealismus – auch wenn mich noch Infrastruktur und Hilfe im Alltag für diejenigen interessiert hätte, die solche benötigen.
Peter Granser´s project “Sun City” is a series about a retirement colony in the American southwest, where you are only allowed to live, if you are over 55 years of age. In this strange city of spunky senior citizens, he encountered countless whimsical details. He took wrinkles, cacti, hair dryer hoods and plastic flamingos and compiled them into a basically true and only slightly exaggerated story about the future of aging. In “Sun City” being a senior doesn’t mean sitting in a rocking chair on the porch, looking back at the past, gradually taking one’s leave of life. Quite the opposite: Granser’s picture story is peopled by men and women who without any compromises or sentimentality have radically reinvented themselves in their latter years ...
(via Ignant
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