Lauren Fleishman, who is an England-based photographer has recently spent time on a very sweet and amazing project called “The Lovers”. Her mission was to find couples who have been married for at least fifty years. In the end she found and photographed almost 100 different couples.
On her website she explains, “This project was inspired by a series of love letters written by my grandfather to my grandmother during World War II that I found in a book next to his bed. The letters spoke of a young love, the type filled with expectations of a new life together. They connected me to my grandfather and his 59-year marriage in a way that I had not been able to connect to him in life. The letters inspired me to seek out and record the love stories of other long-married couples”.