Respect Your Elders

Elders are forgotten in this country - not respected the way they are in many other cultures. I want to photograph the beauty of age and capture the wisdom behind the eyes of the generations that paved the path we walk today.

I was fortunate enough to have bonding relationships with my grandmothers and my great grandmother, as well as have a lasting memory of years with my great great grandmother. I have a photo of five generations - me, my mother, her mother, her mother and her mother - and people always marvel at how special and wonderful it is. Watching my grandmother age, I see the loneliness that often comes with the gift of living a long life - as your friends die off and your families are busy with their more active lives. I want to photograph the life of seniors and show the positives of aging, the wisdom, the beauty, the reflection of all of us in the generations that gave us life, paved the way of the world we live in today and offer us insight in to what to expect, what we can count on and what we can't. I want to show that the elderly deserve our respect and relationships with them are a gift of touching and human experience that only they can offer.

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Beware newcomer Father john and others are telling you to vote for there's because they voted for yours but they are doing this to everyone


ok - thanks for the info :)


It's a wonderful dream, Mary. Good luck with it. Ignore the snipers. I voted for you.


Great idea. So little respect now.


"Yousaythattoeveryone" has a very negative point of view. I applaud Father John for carefully considering other's concepts. Instead of wishing one another failure, why not wish success? Voting for others will hopefully create a tidal wave of good will.


Good luck. I wish you the best with it. I voted for this. Please consider my ideas as well.


This is wonderful and original. Good luck! Please check out my idea and toss me a vote :)


Very cool. Please, check me out too when you've got the time.


This is a great Idea! Check mine out too and if you like it...return the vote! Mine is about exposing a fatal conflict taking place in the Congo.


I can't wait to see your photos - Wonderful idea & great dream! Best of luck and you have my "PIC" - please check out my dream of furthering peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East. Thanks!!


Good ideas like yours that are not in the Top 100 are nearly impossible to find. This is unfair as many great ideas are hidden. Those of us in the “Sub-100” should work together to promote the best projects of the Sub-100 so that they can be in the Top 100 and be seen. Please vote for best Sub-100s!


Much respect for this idea, ol' chap! I'm voting for you -- please return the favor when you have time and vote for my project on land seizures, political upheaval and daily struggles in Zimbabwe.


You have my vote, If you get the chance, check out my dream "From Australia With Love" and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for it!