Ilvy Njiokiktjien
Ilvy Njiokiktjien
Chiara Negrello
Jjumba Martin

Featuring: Alejandra Rajal, Bea Kovács, Chiara Negrello, Christy Frank, Ed Kashi, Fatma Fahmy, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Isabella Finholdt, Isadora Kosofsky, Jennifer Berry, Jjumba Martin, Joyce Perlman, Kendrick Brinson, Mary Catherine Rollo, Michele Zousmer, Naomi Hellmann, Rosem Morton, Sara Terry, Sheila Pree Bright, Tom Bedwin, Paolo Verzone, Light Oriye, and Maíra Erlich

1in6by2030 is a multi-year, global visual storytelling project, involving photographers around the world. Launched in 2023 by Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry, all Contributing Photographers to the VII Foundation, 1 in 6 documents an unprecedented era in the history of humankind: by the year 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 60.

This fundamental population shift will have huge ripple effects on individuals, families, communities, societies, and governments. The project aims to encourage a widespread conversation about this promising – and challenging – era in human history.

1in6by2030 is designed as a collaboration with photographers working in their own communities around the world. In creating this framework, Kashi, Njiokiktjien, and Terry wanted to emphasize diversity, local representation, cost-effectiveness, and mindfulness about the impact of travel on the earth’s climate. The project will feature at least two storytelling chapters a year, each seeking to highlight the complicated nature of aging.

The project’s first story is “72,” with more than 30 photo essays about 72-year-olds from around the world. In recent years, the global median life expectancy rate has hovered around the age of 72. For this story, photographers found a 72-year-old in their community and photographed their daily lives.


  • 1 in 6 by 2030

    1 in 6 by 2030

    Earth’s population is about to become the oldest it has ever been: by the year 2030, 1 in 6 people will be over the age of 60. In the seven years leading up to 2030, photographers around the world will show us what it looks like to live in this historic time.

  • Talking Eyes Media

    Talking Eyes Media

    Talking Eyes Media is a nonprofit production company whose work stimulates public dialogue and advocates for positive social change. Based in New Jersey, Talking Eyes Media has produced films, books and essays that have appeared on MSNBC, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other major media outlets.


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Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Ed Kashi Ilvy Njiokiktjien Sara Terry

Presented by: 1 in 6 by 2030 & Talking Eyes Media with support from Dutch Culture USA
  • 1 in 6 by 2030
  • Talking Eyes Media

Supported by:

  • Dutch Culture USA
  • UN Decade of Healthy Aging
  • Global Campaign to Combat Ageism


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