The View From 70
When Iowa City Photographer, Ina Loewenberg was about to turn 70, she got curious about what other women her age looked like.
She placed ads in various newsletters and newspapers asking women who were born in 1931 (the year of her birth) to respond if they would like to be photographed for a book. When Ina met the women, she realized that even great photographs can't express the fullness of a life.
She began interviewing the women and ended up with a book called, "The View from 70" which combines portraits of the women at 70 and the story of 42 women who had gone "from birth to old age against the same backdrop of world history."
Living in Iowa traveled to Iowa City for a reunion of several of the women featured in the book and interviewed Ina Loewnberg about her labor of love.