Creating Connections Across Generations

Photography and Self (Intergenerational Program)

Registration is Open for Older Adults!

Join University of Denver faculty and students as we engage in an exploration of self through the mediums of photography, storytelling, and intergenerational conversations. Over the course of four sessions, you will learn about using photography as a form of self expression – experimenting with different photographic forms, including formal self portraits and casual selfies. You will explore these ideas alongside DU students, sharing photos and stories with the group.

Facilitators: Photography Professor Roddy MacInnes, Doctoral Candidate Anne Walker, and DPL Administrator of Older Adult Services Amy DelPo.

Equipment: Cellphone camera

Location: Washington Park United Methodist Church

Parking is available in the church lot and on the street. If you do not have transportation to the class, we can provide that for you.

This class will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on:

  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6
  • June 3: optional celebration and photo exhibit.

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability:

Art Exhibit: The Photography and Memory Project: Connecting Generations Through Stories and Images

An older woman stands with two teenagers with photographs in an intergenerational program for belonging.

Exhibit open through April/May 2022 at Denver Art Museum.


“Over the past four years, a community-based program called the Photography and Memory Project brought University of Denver college students and older adults together to share with each other personal snapshots and the stories behind them.

At each session, DU Professor Roddy MacInnes and his students captured the project’s magic by photographing the participants with their snapshots and with each other. In these photos one can see the bonds that formed between the participants through the simple exchange of the personal photograph. In these images, people are laughing and hugging, sometimes looking at the camera, sometimes at each other, but always with an open, vulnerable countenance. Here is life and love, joy and sorrow. Here is our community, in its beautiful diversity. Here is what it means to be human.”

You can see the Community Spotlight Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum!