One of the things I love about photographing women in their favorite spaces is how relaxed and ‘real’ they are. Louisville’s Karina was lovely before the pool and in her element in the water. She’s a competitive masters swimmer who is constantly breaking her records with the butterfly. You can read her full Wise Women project interview here.

The 2021 Wise Women Project features interviews and portraits of women over 50 with the goal of recognizing the many ways women contribute and provide inspiration to our community. These are their stories. Want to participate? Learn more here.