40 over 40 Project

The 40 over 40 Project

September 28, 2022
2 Comments on The 40 over 40 Project

Completing a second round of the 40 over 40 Project for 2022 is one of the most meaningful, fun, and exhilarating things I have ever done. I am a creative who wants to find meaning in my work, and oh boy, did I find it! As a result, I have been enriched by the incredible women I have met by doing this project. My sister and my mother participated in this round and that is just the best thing ever!

All the women on these pages are real, no models here, real women like the ones you encounter everyday around town. These women have a willingness to share their stories, to be seen, to be bold and brave and full of confidence. Women from all walks of life with one thing in common, being over 40 with something to say. Therefore, I am incredibly moved by the feelings and experiences they express.

I am proud of this work and for what it has given me in my own journey into my late-50s. I see my work, my skills, improving every day. My own confidence is growing and growing all the time. I can indeed walk the walk with what this project is all about; to create what I was saying in 2019, a pandemic (sorry) of confident women. The world needs more confident women, and I am so happy to contribute to that ideal.

To join us at the exhibit and event to see these incredible portraits, purchase tickets here:


To find out more about this project, go here: https://darinaphoto.com/40-over-40-project


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  1. Donna Mac says:

    Thank you for bringing out the strength and beauty of my dear friend Nien-Wei Hsiao. Her resilient energy shines in her poses and I haven’t even seen all of them. It will be a true delight to see and meet these fabulous 40 tonight. I look forward to meeting you and your crew!

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