Leaving by Degrees
Bearing witness to the increments and impediments of old age is a rite of passage for both my husband as the subject and myself. The work speaks of a daily life measured by its challenges and pain, hard-won pleasures and small triumphs, but each a marker, a waypoint in the journey of ageing. Some of these moments are visible, others ... more intimate and painful less so. This documentary journey, seen through my eyes, reveals what is both fearful and yet tenaciously fought for. It is at once both tender and gruff. What I feel it cannot conceal is the endurance of love, infused with the pain of impending loss. A leaving by degrees.
Anita Benjamin • Cheryl Davies • Susan Glover • Mathilda Hu • Mary Pearson • Donna Richardson • Christopher J Russell • Beccy Strong • Sue Taylor-Money •