Middle Aged Men by Adrienne Salinger

Issue 4

"The Largest group of middle-aged people in the world lives in the United States. This is a group of people who are at the height of their cultural power; no longer concerned with figuring out who they want to "be," they are by no means infirm. And yet when they look in the mirror, they can't recognize themselves. In a culture that worships youth and infantilizes old age, middle age is often invisible. The faces of these middle-aged men photographed by Adrienne Salinger suggest and reveal the choices they've made throughout their lives, experiences beyond their control, and the fragility of time. The particularity of these portraits allows a scrutiny that simply does not occur in "real" life. Because of the uniformity of her approach, Salinger's pictures also have a power beyond the simple document. They tell the truth the way a novelist tells the truth - that is, completely, and not at all. Adrienne Salinger's work has been widely exhibited at museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fundación "la Caixa," Barcelona; The New Museum, New York; and the Art Institue of Chicago."

Adrienne Salinger lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
To view more of her work, please visit Adrienne's website.