These are just some of the images by the photographer David Yeo that were originally commissioned by The Guardian, for their article on people still working in their 70s, 80s and 90s. We were lucky to exhibit David's series of portraits 'Not the retiring type' at our 'Age Does Not Matter' Festival, at Oxo Bargehouse in 2016.

Do you think age matters?

David I think that depends how old you are. 

When you’re growing up, yes. When you’re older, no.


Ivan Roitt, 87, immunologist. Photograph by David Yeo for the Guardian

Has this photo-series changed you and how you view age?

David I’m very impressed by the attitude of the people I photographed to continue working, they all seemed very content and good-natured. They don’t consider themselves different. They see working later as a way to enrich their lives and keep up-to-date and they would not want to live any other way.

Describe the project and your motivation for doing it?

Brian Denney, 82, pensions consultant. Photograph by David Yeo for the Guardian

David It was a project for the Guardian Weekend magazine in praise of people working beyond retirement age and their tenacity and enthusiasm in doing so.

How old are you?

David I am 32.

Sidney Htut, 70, psychiatrist. Photograph by David Yeo for the Guardian

How old are the people in your project?

David The subjects range between 70 and 90 years of age.

You can read the full article by The Guardian here.

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