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 I have always identified with my grandfather. From our mutual love of photography to our mischievous smiles, wordlessly communicating through silent laughter, we have always shared something unspoken, something special. My grandpa has been there as long as I can remember, so it wasn't until two years ago, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, that I was forced to imagine a time without him. My grandmother, to whom I feel similarly connected, soon after began displaying signs of dementia. This photo series is my way of processing their decline and my way of coming to terms with the changes I see in them. I found  myself turning to their home, to their objects, to find and understand their declining state. I seek to document this deterioration. This project also serves a dual purpose of documenting the lives of my grandparents and capturing their essence. 

I have always identified with my grandfather. From our mutual love of photography to our mischievous smiles, wordlessly communicating through silent laughter, we have always shared something unspoken, something special. My grandpa has been there as long as I can remember, so it wasn't until two years ago, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, that I was forced to imagine a time without him. My grandmother, to whom I feel similarly connected, soon after began displaying signs of dementia.
This photo series is my way of processing their decline and my way of coming to terms with the changes I see in them. I found  myself turning to their home, to their objects, to find and understand their declining state. I seek to document this deterioration. This project also serves a dual purpose of documenting the lives of my grandparents and capturing their essence. 

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 I have always identified with my grandfather. From our mutual love of photography to our mischievous smiles, wordlessly communicating through silent laughter, we have always shared something unspoken, something special. My grandpa has been there as long as I can remember, so it wasn't until two years ago, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, that I was forced to imagine a time without him. My grandmother, to whom I feel similarly connected, soon after began displaying signs of dementia. This photo series is my way of processing their decline and my way of coming to terms with the changes I see in them. I found  myself turning to their home, to their objects, to find and understand their declining state. I seek to document this deterioration. This project also serves a dual purpose of documenting the lives of my grandparents and capturing their essence. 
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DSC_3786-20.jpg
DSC_3651.jpg
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DSC_3797-21.jpg
DSC_3741-16.jpg
DSC_3663-9.jpg
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DSC_3658-8.jpg
DSC_3635-2.jpg
DSC_3639-3.jpg
DSC_3648-6.jpg
DSC_3770-19.jpg
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DSC_3624-1.jpg
DSC_3898-35.jpg
DSC_3895-34.jpg
DSC_3880crop-31.jpg
DSC_3884-32.jpg
DSC_3880-30.jpg
DSC_3708-14.jpg
DSC_3849-25.jpg
DSC_3862-28.jpg
DSC_3891-33.jpg
DSC_3871-29.jpg
DSC_3919-37.jpg
DSC_3855-26.jpg
DSC_3856-27.jpg
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I have always identified with my grandfather. From our mutual love of photography to our mischievous smiles, wordlessly communicating through silent laughter, we have always shared something unspoken, something special. My grandpa has been there as long as I can remember, so it wasn't until two years ago, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, that I was forced to imagine a time without him. My grandmother, to whom I feel similarly connected, soon after began displaying signs of dementia.
This photo series is my way of processing their decline and my way of coming to terms with the changes I see in them. I found  myself turning to their home, to their objects, to find and understand their declining state. I seek to document this deterioration. This project also serves a dual purpose of documenting the lives of my grandparents and capturing their essence. 

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