Welcome to Resilience - The story of our life is written in the lines on our face.


Gregory Tapler

An exhibition of photographs and stories of our elders
Opening Reception Friday, September 20th 6:30 p.m.

Phoebe Richland Campus

108 South Main St.
Richlandtown, PA 18955



My belief is too many men and women in the community overlook or dismiss the elderly. This photography project is a way for me to communicate my want for them to be honored and appreciated.

The eyes of the elderly, along with the lines on their faces, tell the story of hardship, happiness, love, heartache, pain, joy, celebration, hope and faith.  Through the years, they have experienced many things so many of us are going through today and we have so much to learn if we simply start the conversation.

My hope is that this project brings adults closer to their parents, children closer to their grandparents, members of society closer to the grandfathers and grandmothers in their community.

Resilience begins at a senior living facility in Bethlehem, PA.  I have created a set of questions that I ask each subject.  Their responses to the questions allow me to see a bit into their world and into their past.  I follow them on their journey back in time, and together we create an image that captures their resilience and reflects the light within each and every one of them.



The ‘Resilience’ opening at the Atria in 2012 was a great success!  The photographs and the stories were well received and the reactions from the public were quite surreal.  Please take a few minutes to watch this video that I created as a thank you for all who supported the project and support the idea of honoring our elders…

Reslience Video


     This project would not be possible without Kickstarter.  Learn more about ‘Resilience’ on Kickstarter.


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