/ 2017 / Fine Art / People_FA


Dementia is a term used to describe a range of progressive
neurological disorders, with a collection of symptoms that affect
how people think, speak, perceive, feel and behave. It is a
disintegration of the brain and sense of self, unceasing and
insoluble. The transition from sanity to Alzheimer's-induced
oblivion is like stepping through Alice's looking glass, and the
most distressing period is when the person is moving from one
side to the other.

Dementia is so stigmatised that the government fails to treat it
with the same urgency as other illnesses such as heart disease or
cancer. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2016 reports life
expectancy in the UK averages 81 years old. Age is the strongest
risk factor relating to dementia and risk of developing the disease
increases with age. There are more than 100,000 people in the UK
with dementia, and this is increasing rapidly.

I am currently studying a PhD in photography. My work is developed from research, and is constructed by means of created images with a suggestive narrative in response to a variety of issues shaped by our social, domestic, cultural and political environment.