Elderly Folks Pass Time | China’s Parks

Daily stretches

 

Filmmaker & Photographer Ryan Harding is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the book/project ‘Old People in Parks’To see Ryan’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Polkadot granny

 

See the light

 

Pushups

 

Hide and seek

 

Old People in Parks 《公园老人》 is a photo essay celebrating the largest demographic of park-dwellers in China: the elderly. As a frequent patron of parks in China, I became fascinated with the swathes of elderly people there who frequently exercise, socialise and relax in the most peculiar of ways. Whether they are pampering their dogs, sleeping in awkward positions, or singing and dancing the night away, there is seemingly nothing age prevents them from doing. Even in retirement, they remain a testament to one of the hardest working nations on Earth. Conducted over a period of 5 years, this project is a love letter to all the park-dwelling elderly folk I encountered along the way.

 

Nimble nanny

 

Back tree boys

 

Spider woman

 

Ribs of steel

 

How do you sleep?

 

All images & text © Ryan Harding

 

 

 

Old People in Parks 《公园老人》

Book By Ryan Harding

 

 

See also:

A Brighter Summer Day

By Ryan Harding

 

 

 

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