These photographs are amazing. I hope when I am in my 80s or 90s, I have the same dignity and beauty as these women.
“Even with all the rush and fast pace of New York City, many elderly women manage to keep up with their lives in their own rhythm and grace,” photographer Patricia Monteiro begins in a statement on her website. “‘Life Ever After’ documents a community of women that live alone after losing companions, relatives or friends. To look at them is also to look at the beauty of life, that definitely does not end when you reach your 80s.”