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Sun City, Arizona, is a town near Phoenix with a population of over 37,000 retired residents all living there. The community is renowned for being a senior citizens’ paradise. When London-based photographer Todd Antony recently visited the town, he met ‘The Sun City Poms’, the town’s cheerleading squad. They formed in 1979, recruiting 55-year-olds (and older!) to support the Sun City Saints women’s softball team. Today, the group entertains at around 50 shows per year.
Antony says on his blog: “While I was [in Sun City] I couldn’t help but think that with the American obsession for child beauty pageants, you have one age group of society trying to grow up way too fast, while at the other end of the age scale another group strives to hold back the years in some way. And does a pretty damn good job of it really.”
The Poms say of themselves that they represent the fulfillment of life at any age. They add: “Performing with spunk and energy of their youths, these ladies share positive aspects of retirement and aging, and shatter conventional images of “senior citizens.”
What I love about the women in the pictures are the grace, beauty and great sense of pride and energy they exude.

GretaGreta LoisLois ShirleyShirley The groupThe group TommieTommieAll images ©Todd Antony


Jon Uriarte is a Barcelona-based photographer who portrayed a series of men wearing their girlfriends’ clothes. But don’t expect to see a bunch of glammed-up, feather-boa wielding and six-inch stilettos wearing dudes, like one would normally expect from men in drag. Instead, in “The Men Under the Influence”, Uriarte shows them wearing everyday outfits that look very unique on their bodies. He says that this series of portraits “address the recent change in roles in heterosexual relationships from the relationships of our predecessors and how those changes have affected men in particular. The photos attempt to capture men’s sense of loss reference, now that women have taken a step forward and have finally come into their own as equal partners. The project consists of full-length portraits of men wearing the clothes of their girlfriends or wives, taken in the space shared by the couple.”
I like the different expressions on the men’s faces, they range from scepticism to contentment, from pride to cautious expectation. While the pictures have an eerie beauty about them, one question remains, however: How did all the men fit into their girlfriends’ clothes? No, seriously?