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20 Nov 2011

New photographic book reveals every reason to embrace and appreciate the beauty of aging

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November 20, 2011 Category: Oasis Posted by:


Nationwide — Aging, for women, brings a kind of grace and beauty so skin deep that would be impossible to find in a young lady. From birth to growing old, women go through various phases of physical, psychological and emotional transitions. Women tend to endure love, joy, pain and sorrow with intensity greater than what men experience. The impact of these experiences is most apparent in the physical transitions of a woman.


One can write thousands of words defining the journey of a woman from childhood to adulthood. However, Alyscia Cunningham, a multi-talented photographer, takes a whole new route in her new book ‘Feminine Transitions’, taking the viewers on a photographic journey through the transitions of women. With every picture being an excellent portrayal of different phases of feminine transition, from a young and naive little girl with bright eyes to a frail yet wise old lady with wrinkled skin, the book invites viewers to embrace the beauty of feminine aging.


The book is scheduled to be released by December 2011. Sharing her experience and excitement Alyscia Cunningham comments, “Beauty lies not in the flawless complexion but in the stories that are told by each transitioning line on your skin. Many people define beauty as skin deep, but I found the beauty in physical and superficial changes that continue throughout the life of a woman. I am very positive that readers of my book will find it as appreciable as I have.”


In this book, Alyscia has beautifully photographed people without any make-up, reinforcing for women that beauty is something they are born with, and encouraging women to believe in their own beauty despite the signs of aging. One of the major aspects of feminine transitions revealed in the book is that it provides a perfect picture of how each face reveals of the type of woman she will one day become.


In an answer to why Alyscia chose women to portray the transitions throughout life she said, “I am not biased against aging men, but physically women experience and endure a few things that men will remain unaware of. Pregnancy and birth of a child is a perfect example of such physical changes.”


Further elaborating the fact, Alyscia is currently preparing for another book called ‘Masculine Transitions.’ As the name implies, the book would be a visual insight into the phases of men’s lives. The two books together will mark the differences as well as the similarities of aging for both genders.


Alyscia is looking for sponsorship to cover the production cost of ‘Feminine Transitions.’ To become a sponsor and donate, information regarding Alyscia Cunningham and her new photographic book can be found on her website at


Alyscia Cunningham is a professional photographer. Under her belt are degrees in photography and web design from Montgomery College and around ten years of experience in professional photography. Her skills trace their roots back to a family full of multi-talented artists belonging to different fields of art. Alyscia was born in Queens, New York and currently lives Washington DC.

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