Welcome to the Look at Me! Project

The Look at Me! Images of Women & Ageing Project aims to transform the way society views older women.

This is a unique project which will challenge the current perceptions of older women in our society. The Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 recognised a need to challenge stereotyped images of ageing, particularly in relation to older women. The use of visual methods as a means of allowing older women to tell us their experiences of ageing is one way of doing this but, to date, 'ordinary' older women have not had the opportunity to either comment on, or create, their own images of ageing. This project aims to do precisely that.

We have invited older women in Sheffield to join our creative workshops exploring images of ageing. The women were given the opportunity to create their own images of the ageing process, which we are proposing to exhibit at public venues in and around Sheffield in March 2011 to mark the centenary of International Women's Day.

Latest News

This project has now ended, but the website will remain live so users can continue to access project images and films.

  • 03/03/2015
    Now Can You See Me?!
    As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014 on two dark nights in November in Sheffield, huge images of older women appeared on some of the city's most famous buildings. ...» read more
  • 02/03/2015
    BBC Interview
    This is the Interview of Dr. Lorna Warren in BBC Sheffield:...» read more
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