Photography

50 Years Strong

March 24, 2015

For her series “The Lovers”, England-based photographer Lauren Fleishman set out to find couples who have been married at least fifty years. Originally intending to photograph fifty couples, the project soon almost doubled as she began collecting the love stories of almost 100 couples. Fleishman explains her inspiration on her website, “This project was inspired by a series of love letters written by my grandfather to my grandmother during World War II that I found in a book next to his bed. The letters spoke of a young love, the type filled with expectations of a new life together. They connected me to my grandfather and his 59-year marriage in a way that I had not been able to connect to him in life. The letters inspired me to seek out and record the love stories of other long-married couples”.

Images via BoredPanda

Text by Canbra Hodsdon