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The British Society of Gerontology is delighted to announce the winners of their photographic competition to capture the multiple realities of ageing and to stimulate professional and amateur photographers to think about what ageing means across the globe. Over 1200 high quality submissions were received for this exciting collaboration with Photocrowd. Click here to view all of the winning images.

Professor Julia Twigg, one of the judges, commented on the quality of the photos stating, “We had work coming from all round the globe, responding to the different, yet also often shared, circumstances of older people. Some of the most powerful images were portraits, where older people looked out directly at the viewer, and we chose some of these. But we were also drawn to shots that showed older people in interaction with others, living their lives in diverse ways.”

Professor Sheila Peace, President of The British Society of Gerontology, commented on the success of the competition, “The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) has been delighted to co-host ‘Ageing: the bigger picture’ with Photocrowd. This has been an exciting venture bringing to our attention the beauty, experience and intergenerational dimensions of global ageing and our congratulations to the winners whom we hope have inspired us all to go on capturing those images that show the value and diversity of our world as we grow older.”

We are pleased to announce the winners:
Expert Winner – Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen
Crowd’s Winner – Hardik Gaurav
Expert 2nd Prize – Sudipto Das
Crowd’s 2nd Prize – Willem Kuijpers
Expert 3rd Prize – Federico de Gyldenfeldt
Crowd’s 3rd Prize – Leon

Sheila comments, “My thanks as President of the BSG go to everyone who took part in this competition. To have over 1200 pictures to consider and to generate more than 200,000 votes is tremendous. Let’s keep being inclusive in embracing these visual images of ageing.”