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Thank You: Winners of the Photo Competition 'Ageing: the bigger picture'

Posted:  01 March 2016
Summary:  The winning image of Agnes is part of a larger series called Eyes as Big as Plates, which we are excited to announce is in the works to be published as a book later this year! The series is produced in collaboration with over fifty seniors from ten countries and has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature.

I am writing to thank you the British Society of Gerontology for the generous award when Riitta Ikonen and I won the experts 1st prize in the photo challenge 'Ageing: the bigger picture'! 

This support means so much to us and it is also very exciting to see that all the winners and the British Society of Gerontology got some wonderful coverage on the BBC website too!

The winning image of Agnes is part of a larger series called Eyes as Big as Plates, which we are excited to announce is in the works to be published as a book later this year! The series is produced in collaboration with over fifty seniors from ten countries and has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature. 

We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the book, which will feature over 50 portraits, field notes, and behind-the-scenes stories from seniors around the world. This price is therefore such a warming and motivating start to our funding job and we are so grateful. 

We are hoping that the British Society of Gerontology might want to support us even further by spreading our Kickstarter campaign within your network and perhaps even support our campaign? We believe Eyes as Big as Plates has the potential of being a great conversation starter and source of inspiration for any debate, conversation and research that focus on the theme of ageing and older people.

It is now possible to pre-order the book through Kickstarter. In addition to the book itself, rewards include postcards, an invitation to the book launch, acknowledgement of your contribution printed in the book, a signed archival print of your favorite photo in the series, or a photo shoot featuring a charismatic colleague, friend or family member.

What could be even more interesting for BSG in particular, is our special artist talk with an all immersive workshop. We are happy to arrange something tailored to your field of research and to your members and we invite you to take a look at our campaign and the rewards to see what might be of most interest for BSG. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eyesasbigasplates/eyes-as-big-as-plates.

Nearly 150 people have so far chipped in and the Eyes as Big as Plates book is now 39% funded! We have 15 days to go and Kickstarter is an all or nothing campaign, so if we don't reach 100% by the 15th of March, we (or at least our book) will evaporate into thin air.

We deeply appreciate your great support so far through the Photocrowd award and we hope we get a chance to collaborate further!

Read more and watch a preview video of the book at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eyesasbigasplates/eyes-as-big-as-plates.

Thank you so much and our best wishes from Oslo and New York,

Karoline and Riitta.



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