Master’s track & field athletes around the world are redefining what the aging body is capable of. This series focuses on athletes of retirement age and older, people who are living longer and better they are continually breaking age group records for running, jumping and throwing that would have seemed impossible even a few decades ago. In an aging (and age-obsessed) society, they have chosen a surprising and fierce approach to getting old.
Angela Jimenez is visual storyteller recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Minneapolis, MN. A long-time contributor to The New York Times, her work has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, New York Press Photographer’s Association, Review Santa Fe, the Communication Arts Photo Annual and supported by grants from The Alexia Foundation student award and The Puffin Foundation and is in the permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay & Lesbian Art. She crowd-funded and self-published her first book, Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, in August, 2009. She has taught photojournalism & multimedia at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Nassau Community College.