1 in 6 by 2030 — Chapter One: 72 at Photoville

From: June 1, 2024 @ 10:00 EST
To: June 16, 2024 @ 18:00 EST
Photoville Festival, New York City
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Nancy McGuire (in the rear left) walks with other singers from The Towne Singers to their break room after the first half of a fundraising concert the group does each year to help pay for their activities. Sara Terry/VII

VII Photo contributing photographers Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, and Sara Terry have initiated 1 in 6 by 2030, a global visual storytelling project that addresses a significant demographic shift: by 2030, one in six people worldwide will be over the age of 60.

Its first chapter, 72, will be featured at the 2024 Photoville Festival in New York City. The exhibition includes photo essays from international photographers, each portraying the life of a 72-year-old in their community, reflecting the current global median life expectancy.

72 is curated by Kashi, Njiokiktjien, and Terry. It is presented in collaboration with Talking Eyes Media and supported by Dutch Culture USA and the UN Decade of Healthy Aging Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.

Find out more about the exhibition here.


A powerhouse of energy and creativity, Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and geopolitical issues that define our times.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, focusing on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues.
Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker known for her work covering post-conflict stories, and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow for her long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first long-term post-conflict work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.”