Once upon a time I was
‘Once upon a time I was’ is a prayer for my grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. With this intention I am reflecting on the past as well as the present. Contact with people who are gone may have varied forms. For me, this form is my project: a quiet and reflective meditation on a person I deeply loved, a loss that I am still trying to accept. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts communication between neurons, causing the death of the neuronal cells themselves. As the disease slowly erodes our memories, these photographs are slowly disfiguring, showcasing the essence of this progressive condition and its characteristic irreversibility. This project is dedicated to all the people who have Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Lauren Barbour • Anna Batey • Grace Brandon • Adriana-Ioana Cosma • Rachel Gilliver • Sophie Gray • Jamie Johnston • Ines Maria Marzo • Michaela McStay • Natalia Paklikowska • Stella Shek • Jenny Spence • Ellie Stewart • Robbie Tighe • Rachel Walls • Johanna Marie Werner •