REAL Photo Contest Winners

In 2019, Changing the Narrative sponsored the REAL (Realistic Examples of Aging in Life) Photo Contest.

In advertising and media, older adults are often portrayed as frail and bitter or as exaggeratedly active and positive. Depictions often include one half of a white, heterosexual couple, usually on vacation. Instead, we are looking for pictures that are REAL .

The contest encouraged submissions of pictures of older adults shown as vital members of intergenerational teams, successful entrepreneurs, engaged with social causes and other examples that defy ageist stereotypes.

See here for REAL (Real Examples of Aging in Life) photo winners and feel free to download and use.

Grand Prize Winner – REAL Photo Contest
Laurie Brock, photographer

Category Winner – Entrepreneur/Small Business
Magic Cakes
Carrie Webber, photographer

Category Winner – Workplace
Program Manager, Denver Health Foundation
Robin Engleberg, subject

Category Winner – Volunteer
Robert Riester, HIV/AIDS Advocacy
Carrie Weber, photographer

Honorable Mention Winners

Veggie Love
Donna Baker

Richard working at Stonehocker
Calina Bowman, photographer

John at Work
Shirley Welch

Explore Now, Age Later

My workplace / office
Brooks Luby, subject

Older woman working on her laptop
Suzanne Noble, subject

Friends at the River
Laurie Brock, photographer

Intergenerational Conversations
Partnership for Age-Friendly communities

Sara Butz and Yesenia Hernandez
Carrie Weber

Anne Feist, photographer

Juanita Chacon

Sandy S. recording textbooks
Bob Janowski, photographer

Full Day K
Lisa Roy

Montbello Organizing Committee
Angelle Fouther

Building Affordable Housing
Terrell Curtis

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