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"Hide the Old People" is an upcoming article that will address the upsurge of indifference towards the aged and infirm, specifically in societies that ascribe to a strong consumer market, hyper-capitalist model. It is a topic of monumental importance with the heretofore unseen shift in U.S. and global demographics, the social safety nets available, and the stark, sad reality facing many of our aged.
And Mitt Romney's 47% comment? Didn't surprise me. The auto escapade? Not that either.
What I felt was unfathomable in callousness, cruelty, and ignorance?
His comments regarding people not dying in their apartments without healthcare.
Perhaps he might talk with our First Responders, or anyone living on Earth for that matter.
These are a few of the photos for the upcoming series, taken in Singapore from 2009-2011. They are from the series: The Recyclers. Perhaps one might consider the social safety nets for the elderly in other countries as well as our own.
As for the shoots themselves- many of these images were shot with zoom, others were shot in consideration of assistance to the subjects.
These are our seniors that deserve their dignity, our respect, our hope, and obviously, as much as we can: Our help.
I love and admire these tough as nails seniors of ours.