‘How We Age’ Image Gallery

In April 2022, the Institute of Public Health (IPH) launched an all-island photography competition to reframe how older people are portrayed in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

This gallery of images is the culmination of that competition, which sought to capture the lived experiences of older people. IPH will use images in the How We Age gallery for use in its ongoing work to promote healthy ageing and broader public health themes. The images are also available to partner and allied organisations as a free-to-access image resource.

The gallery was launched in advance of International Day of Older Persons on 1 October and positive ageing month in October. Any queries about the How We Age gallery can be emailed to communications@publichealth.ie.


Guidance on using the How We Age Image Gallery

  • Image Use & Guidance: To use images please refer to guidance on usage rights for the How We Age Image Gallery – download guidance here.
  • Viewing Images – Click on the first image below to view all gallery images in a lightbox – this enables you to click through the full gallery of images in a single viewing pane.
  • Downloading Images – Images are password-protected but can be downloaded on request – please email communications@publichealth.ie for details. Using the password, hover over image and click on download arrow in the bottom right corner.