Working as a fashion photographer in New York at the beginning of my career, I quickly discovered that I was helping perpetuate an unattainable standard of beauty in the world—one based on the idea that women can only be beautiful if they are young and flawless. I wanted to challenge that narrow definition of beauty by creating a portrait series that proved that women are beautiful because of, and not despite, their age and so-called imperfections. And so “Ageless Beauty” was born.
The series, which features women 50 and above—completely unretouched—was covered in news media around the world, from The Huffington Post to the Australian television news network SBS Australia. In March 2016, it was featured in The Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece, as part of the "Bodies" exhibit.
“Society is completely detached on what true beauty is.
Now at 50, I am finally finding the truth.” -Victoria