“The Secrets of Longevity”
Video about our Photo Exhibtion
Over 50 portraits of more than 25 very old people from all parts of the world offer exciting insights into how people live in old age and how they keep fit in their golden years.
For the exhibition, photographer René Schwerdtel spent more than 15 years traveling to the parts of the world where people grow particularly old. His travels took him to the world's most important "Blue Zones" - the regions where particularly large numbers of people live to be over 100 years old. To answer the question of how people live to be 100 years old or even older, René Schwerdtel portrayed some of the oldest people in the world and explored the secrets of old age in personal conversations with very old, happy people. Over 15 years of exploring the subject of "old age" has not only resulted in one of the most significant and aesthetically pleasing collections of portraits of old people in the world, but has also yielded exciting insights into how people in the Blue Zones live as they grow old.