Youmanity "ImAge" Photo Exhibition  King's College London UK  2016

Great night at King's College London for the grand opening of imAge - challenging stereotypes of older people. The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in different countries.

The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in the different countries. Some cultures consider older people as the most important members of the community, where they are respected for their wisdom and experience. In others, they are often forgotten. Yet, as the exhibition demonstrates, they are alive and well, with important stories to tell, both past and present. There are great inequalities in our society, said the Mayor of Southwark, Dora Dixon-Fyle, in her opening speech. "In some cultures people can look forward to a pension, in others people have to work to the very end in order to support themselves. It is our duty to raise awareness of the fact that dignity and respect cannot be both age-dependent and culture-specific," said the Mayor.

Photographers from the international scene attended the private view. Special guests included the Consul General of Italy, Dr. Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Mayor of Merton, C.llr David Chung, Mayor of Wandsworth, C.llr Nicola Nardelli, Mayor of Camden, C.llr Larraine Revah, Mayor of Islington, C.llr Richard Greening, the President of King's College, Prof. Edward Byrne, the Policy and Campaigns Manager of AGE UK, Gordon Deuchars, and the Chair of YOUMANITY, Angelo Iudice.