The Park Gallery
About the Artist
‘Growing Old Competitively’ showcases Alex Rotas’ photographs of inspiring older athletes. The exhibition will appeal to those interested in photography and anyone interested in athletics, physical activity and in looking optimistically and joyfully at so called ‘old age’. The exhibition challenges stereotypes about ageing.
As photographs, the images are fantastic - beautifully composed, timed and lit. As subjects they are truly inspiring.
“I started turning my attention to older competitive sportsmen and women, partly because I was becoming one myself. From looking at visual images, critiquing them and bemoaning the absence of positive pictures of older people focused and actively absorbed in their lives, I found myself thinking that these were the kinds of pictures I’d like to try to take and make myself.” ~~Dr Alex Rotas