Aging Alone at King George Photos by Glenna Gordon



Photo Credit: Glenna Gordon
Photo Credit: Glenna Gordon

Glenna Gordon describes herself as an American photographer and journalist traipsing around Africa on the lookout for the ordinary and the extraordinary, using my camera as a pretext to enter worlds not otherwise available.” To view more of the photos from this collection and more from this photo journalist visit

I came across these images of residents of King George’s Home for the Elderly in Freetown and they really moved me. The elderly in Sierra Leone are so often hidden that we forget they exist. I cherish every moment with my granny and she is my first love. To all di granny pekin dem out there…this one is for us.