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Karsten Thormaehlen – Silver Heroes

Kehrer Heidelberg, 2012

Hardcover, 20,7 x 29,9 cm, 144 pages, 80 color, 6 b/w ills., English / German

 

Helmut Wirz loves to bungee-jump. The former pharmacist from Germany has chalked up at least 100 dives over 13 years. But what's most remarkable about Wirz is his age: he's 87 – and impressively fit. While stereotypes of the elderly might persist, they're a world away from Wirz and his energetic band of karate-chopping, volley-smashing, Alpine-skiing fellow seniors. From Sister Madonna Buder, the 82-year-old triathlete, to Nick Bollettieri, the legendary 80-year-old tennis coach, the individuals on these pages are engaged in pursuits we're not accustomed to seeing pensioners take part in. "I was looking at images of old people in magazines and saw only stereotyped pictures of smartly dressed sedentary people, or shots of the poor, decrepit, suffering elderly," says the German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. "And as I browsed through these images I felt I was suffering with them." Which led Thormaehlen to scour the world for willing retirees who might provide a glimpse into another side of ageing; a counterpoint to the vast numbers of the superannuated who have been sidelined by ksociety. [...]" (source: The Independent)

 

Exhibitions

2013 Robert Bosch Stiftung, Repräsentanz Berlin

2013 Villa Sibilla, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

2012 Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt a. M.

2009 Executive Campus HSG; Amt für Gesundheit, Frankfurt a. M.

 

Awards

Deutscher Alterspreis, 2013

 

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PROJECT

 

Karsten Thormaehlen – Silver Heroes

Kehrer Heidelberg, 2012

Hardcover, 20,7 x 29,9 cm, 144 pages, 80 color, 6 b/w ills., English / German

 

Helmut Wirz loves to bungee-jump. The former pharmacist from Germany has chalked up at least 100 dives over 13 years. But what's most remarkable about Wirz is his age: he's 87 – and impressively fit. While stereotypes of the elderly might persist, they're a world away from Wirz and his energetic band of karate-chopping, volley-smashing, Alpine-skiing fellow seniors. From Sister Madonna Buder, the 82-year-old triathlete, to Nick Bollettieri, the legendary 80-year-old tennis coach, the individuals on these pages are engaged in pursuits we're not accustomed to seeing pensioners take part in. "I was looking at images of old people in magazines and saw only stereotyped pictures of smartly dressed sedentary people, or shots of the poor, decrepit, suffering elderly," says the German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. "And as I browsed through these images I felt I was suffering with them." Which led Thormaehlen to scour the world for willing retirees who might provide a glimpse into another side of ageing; a counterpoint to the vast numbers of the superannuated who have been sidelined by ksociety. [...]" (source: The Independent)

 

Exhibitions

2013 Robert Bosch Stiftung, Repräsentanz Berlin

2013 Villa Sibilla, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

2012 Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt a. M.

2009 Executive Campus HSG; Amt für Gesundheit, Frankfurt a. M.

 

Awards

Deutscher Alterspreis, 2013

 

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Karsten Thormaehlen – Silver Heroes

Kehrer Heidelberg, 2012

Hardcover, 20,7 x 29,9 cm, 144 pages, 80 color, 6 b/w ills., English / German

 

Helmut Wirz loves to bungee-jump. The former pharmacist from Germany has chalked up at least 100 dives over 13 years. But what's most remarkable about Wirz is his age: he's 87 – and impressively fit. While stereotypes of the elderly might persist, they're a world away from Wirz and his energetic band of karate-chopping, volley-smashing, Alpine-skiing fellow seniors. From Sister Madonna Buder, the 82-year-old triathlete, to Nick Bollettieri, the legendary 80-year-old tennis coach, the individuals on these pages are engaged in pursuits we're not accustomed to seeing pensioners take part in. "I was looking at images of old people in magazines and saw only stereotyped pictures of smartly dressed sedentary people, or shots of the poor, decrepit, suffering elderly," says the German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. "And as I browsed through these images I felt I was suffering with them." Which led Thormaehlen to scour the world for willing retirees who might provide a glimpse into another side of ageing; a counterpoint to the vast numbers of the superannuated who have been sidelined by ksociety. [...]" (source: The Independent)

 

Exhibitions

2013 Robert Bosch Stiftung, Repräsentanz Berlin

2013 Villa Sibilla, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

2012 Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt a. M.

2009 Executive Campus HSG; Amt für Gesundheit, Frankfurt a. M.

 

Awards

Deutscher Alterspreis, 2013

 

Buy on Amazon.de

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