Aging Gracefully: Seena
Seena is an artist living in NYC. I met her when she was fighting to keep her apartment; a classic six stuffed with paintings and artistic assemblages. She had been living in the apartment for over 20 years and her rent was well below market value.
These photographs document Seena at this challenging stage of her life. She was visibly aging and living in a society that tends to devalue older individuals. That is especially reflected in the media's manufactured ideal of perfection.
Seena's struggle was figuring out how to avoid becoming a society throwaway and holding onto herself during this transitional phase.