About the exhibition
Showing photos of naked people is not uncomplicated – even less so if the people in question are older women. When it comes to the female body, youth has become the norm.
Thoring began photographing nude older women after she’d overheard two young women being disgusted by a picture of just that. She wanted to celebrate the body that carries us through life, wrinkled by experience and love.
We’re either not used to seeing older people, or we avoid it. We don’t want to be reminded of the fugacity of life, because we don’t want to get old.