I began photographing the Honeys and Bears synchronized swim club when I was a student at the International Centre of Photography in New York in 2015. I was drawn to these women (and a few men) because of my fascination with aging. This series attempts to challenge the languages and images that foretell we are no longer valuable or useful or desirable as we get older.
The subjects of The Swimmers are African-American women who float and glide in a pool surrounded by cracked mosaic tiles and cathedral windows. Their average age is 75. This project was part of a group show in 2015. It is an ongoing project.