The following is taken from Transformations: The Impact Of Aging On Society report. 

The 161 photographs document the lives of the aged, over 65 years old in Tokyo, the village of Yoshino Japan, and Chengdu. 

A few of our favourites in the gallery above.

This material is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This archive is for non-commercial use. It may not be used in any promotional materials (e.g. slide decks, reports, or printed brochures) or activities for new business without prior written permission from the photographer/creator.


Photographer information including name and email address can be found in the image meta-data.

  • For non-commercial use the photographer must be attributed. 
  • For commercial use, the photographer must first be contacted and permission sought. The photographers on this project are: Kahori Aizaki, Jan Chipchase, Takayuki Fukui, Chiaki Hayashi, Eiji Hirao, Mami Jinno, Aki Kawana, Tsunehisa Kawamata, Shinya Kunihiro, Akira Kodaka, Naohiko Kohtake, Minori Kuwabara, Koji Sasaki, Teruka Sumiya, Venetia Tay and Naomi Yano.
  • Photographer information can be pulled from the image metadata.



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Photos suitable for print available on request.