‘Aging’ but precious Singaporeans to be highlighted in a photo exhibition next week

Photo: Jose Jeuland
Photo: Jose Jeuland

Appreciate Singapore’s elderly with unique hobbies and personalities in this upcoming photography exhibition next week.

Aging Singapore, an exhibition by French documentary and commercial photographer Jose Jeuland, will document stories from local elderly at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14.

“[Jeuland] endeavours to showcase his ardent passion for visual storytelling yet again through a diverse selection of portraits of local elderly individuals, spotlighting their stories and immortalising their memories of a Singapore long forgotten,” the new release read.

Statistics this year have forecasted that around one in four citizens will be aged 65 and above by 2030 in Singapore. While some might think that the city-state being an aging population would hinder its growth, Jeuland thinks it could bring positivity to society by sharing wisdom with the younger generations and encouraging a better life for seniors.

Thus, the exhibition fights to destigmatize any stereotypes surrounding Singapore’s elderly. 

It will walk guests through the lives of 12 seniors who are “healthy, independent, and productive members of society” with the use of sight and sounds. Also, folks from Symrise will bring its scents to create a more immersive experience. 

Jeuland, who has spent the past seven years in Singapore capturing locals in action, said that he was always intrigued by the “determination and perseverance of the elderly population” and has come to the city-state to continue his pursuit to engage with the elderly.

This is Jeuland’s third exhibition in Singapore. His previous exhibition, Longevity Okinawa, featured senior Okinawans aged between 89 to 106 years old. 

The exhibition is sponsored and supported by Symrise, Lions Befrienders, and Brilliant Prints.

Admission is free and the exhibition is open 24 hours.

Aging Singapore
Open 24 hours 
East Garden Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

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