I’m very excited as well as honoured that a big exhibition of my photos of international masters athletes – 42 of them, on individual, large outdoor stands – is opening in the centre of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, on April 5th 2022.
The city is 400 years old this year and the exhibition is part of its feel-good celebrations. It also marks their participation in the WHO Age Friendly cities network. No Limits is coming to be shorthand for what I feel masters athletics is all about, but I love the Swedish title of the exhibition: Snabb. Stark. Årsrik. This translates into Fast. Strong. Rich-in-Years. We really need a word like that in English. ‘Old’ just doesn’t cut it at all.
All being well (I feel you have to add this caveat these days), I’m going to be there for the opening and to give two lectures on the same day, one at the University of Gothenburg, who were instrumental in getting my exhibition out there, and a public one in the city library. I’ve never been to Sweden before so I’m really looking forward to my trip. It also seems to symbolise life waking up again. I hesitate to say life returning to normal, because who knows what ‘normal’ is anymore?
Massive thanks to the terrific team at the Municipality of Gothenburg for setting this exhibition up and actually for making it all so easy for me. Watch this space!