The Lightness of Being

Photographer's Name
Jennifer Blau

This picture is from my AFTER MIDNIGHT series examining the emotional landscape of women in their 50s. As with adolescence, women are on the cusp of a new age, often fearing invisibility as youth and beauty fade, and society seemingly devalues them. Along with coping with physical changes, the 50s become a time of reflection as women take stock of their achievements, life experiences and accumulated wisdom. But far from a midlife crisis, this turning point often becomes a time of liberation, rediscovery and possibility.

Festival Year
2013