Sixty + Counts is a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town‘s townships, in celebration of the International Day of Older Persons and Older Persons Week in South Africa which runs until 29 October, Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street Cape Town.
It is assumed that the elderly in communities are the most respected but they are often the forgotten, neglected and even abused. This portrait exhibition reminds us of the dignity, strength and elegance of the elderly – their stories are embodied in their faces.
The exhibition is a partnership between the Embassy of France in South Africa and Ikamva Labantu– an NGO that runs senior clubs and outreach programmes throughout Cape Town’s townships. From 12 October all funds raised through the sale of the portraits are donated to the Ikamva Labantu Seniors Programme.
For more information on the exhibition or the seniors programme, visit: http://ikamva.org.za/news/sixty-counts-exhibition/ or get in touch with Ronell Jordaan on firstname.lastname@example.org