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Ageing, Care and (In)visibility: Photography of Martine Franck

How Martine Franck's work impacts our understanding of later life experiences and inequality.

About the Research Project

This project examines the study of ageing undertaken by Magnum photographer Martine Franck (1938-2012). Martine Frank is an unrecognised landmark for Age Studies. The project shows how Franck’s photographs provide a powerful insight into older people’s:

  • lives
  • embodied identities
  • physical environments

It also argues that her work anticipates the development of cultural gerontology. We also ask important questions about photographic practice as a form of care.