The Very Charming Ms Senior America Beauty Pageant

Photographer Brian Finke’s series focused on the fabulous contestants of the Ms Senior America beauty pageant doesn’t only celebrate the older women, it also challenges traditional (read: boring) notions of beauty and aging. With staged and candid photographs, the subjects (aged 60 to 90 years old) are captured in various moments—from all the glitz and glam to the quiet, vulnerable moments. Each image, however, is approached with a tenderness that renders the viewer charmed. See more and read an interview with Finke at It’s Nice That.