Granny
2019-2020

According to WHO, in 2015, there were more than 46 million people with dementia worldwide.
In 2017, that number rose to 50 million.
Each year there are 7.7 million new cases of dementia, each of which becomes a burden on families and health care systems.
Society does not see the dementia situation as a serious social problem.
My project is dedicated to the study of a mental disorder that was found in my beloved grandmother. I want to share my experience of communication with such person. At some moment I had a desire to photograph my granny in the very moments she was talking about her visions. I began to research this issue. My aim is to convey my grandmother’s mental state, her real life and imaginary memories of the past, to recreate her visions. I wanted to support my grandmother, so she didn’t feel herself like an old crazy woman. Thanks to our mutual collaborative creativity, I did it.
I want to tell other people who have relatives with similar age-related disorders: older people need your attention, your understanding and support.
There is total of 150 images in this project. One iteration of the body of work is meant to be an artbook.