Waiting

Delaware 2010-2011

In 2011 I photographed my great grandmother who was living with Dementia. I had no idea what I was doing or what flame this was going to spark for the dedication of my entire career. I spent a lot more time with her than I would have if I was just going to visit her. It was kind of bizarre seeing someone I knew so well as a complete stranger.

The reality of all of it, was that I wasn’t photographing her and the others living their lives. I was photographing them waiting to die. This is why I became interested in how other cultures cope with Dementia. I had no idea what it would turn into, but I continue this journey in the honor of this woman who is immortalized by this work. These photos were all shot on a Mamiya C3, on Tri-X 120 developed by hand.