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Peter Granser’s Powerful Portraits of Alzheimer’s Patients

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Photography is a question of voice, so what to do if the subjects of one’s project have lost their own? German photographer Peter Granser’s work on patients with Alzheimer’s puts into question his own voice—one of authority and ample visual dexterity—when viewing these portraits of Alzheimer’s patients. His images are at once precise, mysterious, neutral, finely edited, and therefore highly subjective. A complex array of images, this work stirs up a host of emotions we may not know what to do with. The expressions of these men and women don’t just hint at the kind of world they now inhabit but scream out at us about their current state—one of confusion, strength, and solitude. Granser’s series has reinterpreted a language lost into something void of words but rich in humanism.

Peter_Grasner_Photograhy

Peter_Grasner_Photograhy

Peter_Grasner_Photograhy

Peter_Grasner_Photograhy

Peter_Grasner_Photograhy

This post was contributed by photographer Sahara Borja.

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