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01 Oct 2020

Old Frame New Picture Photography Competition

Our partners, the Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) are delighted to invite you to submit your photographs to their competition, celebrating and promoting positive and realistic images of older people in Greater Manchester.


Old Frame New Picture is a competition designed to challenge the negative and stereotyped ways older people are represented as vulnerable or frail, something that has become even more prevalent during the coronavirus pandemic. 


The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network are inviting all photographers, that’s both professionals and amateurs to submit images which celebrate the diversity of older people’s lives and their contributions to society.


One of the competition judges is leading photographer Alex Rotas. Alex has made it her mission to challenge ageing stereotypes through her work;


"As we get older, we become more diverse, not less. Yet the language used in the pandemic lumps us all together as the ‘over 70s’ or the ‘over 50s’, and then frames us all in terms of our vulnerability. This is ageist stereotyping at work and it needs challenging: we absolutely do need a new frame!"


Deadline: Friday 13th November 2020, 5pm


Click here to find out more, including eligibility, criteria, prizes and full instructions.