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Photographs of a Retirement Community and the Eccentricities of Aging

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Peter Granser is a photographer based in Stuttgart Germany.

His project ‘Sun City’ is a series about a retirement colony in the American southwest, where you are only allowed to live if you are over 55 years of age. In this strange city of spunky senior citizens, Granser encountered countless whimsical details. He took wrinkles, cacti, hair dryer hoods and plastic flamingos and compiled them into a basically true and only slightly exaggerated story about the future of aging. In Sun City being a senior doesn’t mean sitting in a rocking chair on the porch, looking back at the past, gradually taking one’s leave of life. Quite the opposite: Granser’s story is peopled by men and women who without any compromises or sentimentality have radically reinvented themselves in their latter years. Granser approaches this strange world with a sense of wonder and not with cynicism.’-Christoph Ribbat, from the book Alzheimer.

You can read more about Granser’s Sun City on Conscientious.

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This post was contributed by photographer Andi Vollmer.

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