Reframing Aging photo exhibit challenges views on growing old

Reframing Aging, an exhibit about changing attitudes toward growing old, is on display in Doe Library. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the University Library)
“Reframing Aging” will be on view through March 2. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the University Library)

“We’re old! What’s wrong with that?” asked photographer Nancy Rubin in a recent California magazine article. A new exhibit — featuring Rubin’s photos, with interviews by writer Cynthia Overbeck Bix — evokes this question, and others, while challenging existing views on aging. For the exhibit, Rubin, a former teacher at Berkeley High, photographed a dozen subjects, many of whom have embraced a new pursuit in their retirement. Their stories — and photos — will be on view in the exhibit, called Reframing Aging, in Doe Library through March 2.