Jean-Luc Cramatte feels strongly that photography has a major role to play in understanding our society. This led him to insist on accompanying one of the national research projects (« PNR ») with photos. PNR 32 researched old age and proceeded to analyze the social, economic and health situation of persons beyond the retirement age. Cramatte shot pictures, from within, of the dwelling places of a group of people married for over fifty years, in the Vully region. Those in charge of PNR 32 ended up considering Cramatte’s contribution not as a scientific approach—in the vein of visual anthropology—to the subject, but simply as an enhancement of their own project.