Photographer

Mother

2011-2013

15 C-Prints

Video – 24 minutes, 16 vignettes

In Mother I depict the late stages of my mother’s struggle with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. I began photographing  her when she was diagnosed at the age of 53. Now, almost ten years later she doesn’t speak or make eye contact and needs constant care. As a subject she is unselfconscious and unaware of the presence of the camera. In this work I explore illness, identity and the act of caretaking within a space that is both intimately domestic and permeated by the necessities of long term medical care.  Through the act of photographing her, I attempt to explore our relationship as mother and daughter.

Mother includes photographic prints and video portraits produced over the last two years.

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