The person I have seen and experienced more in my life is grandma Emma.
She spends most of her time at the window, watching the world goes on like a spectator at the cinema, she gets excited when she sees a dog walking or the trees that change color with the seasons. There is the ritual of weekly pills, card games, the bathroom that hates, her love for the cat, the cigarette after lunch (woe betide not giving it to her!).
Being old is difficult, "old age is bad" she often tells me, I tell her that if she was not old it means that she died young, so she should be happy to have lived so many years, but I know that these words are not too comforting.
Photographing her has become an exchange between us, interaction creates photography and at the same time it is a way to make her participate and involved in something.
This project is about our relationship, old age, loneliness and tenderness.
Is a reportage on the life of an elderly.
The elderly are not stupid, they are not people to be put in a corner because they are no longer "useful" to society, but they are a treasure chest full of wealth, experience, emotions.
The problem of loneliness of the elderly is a current and urgent issue, which often has dramatic outcomes on their health. We are alive until we are dead, not until old age.
The phrase "photograph what you know" I lived and I understood it with this project .. Here is my heart
AUTHOR: lucrezia senserini (Italy)
My name is Lucrezia Senserini, I was born in 1988 in Italy, Tuscany.
I have a degree in Literature and Philosophy (2011), and than I studied photography in Florence, APAB professional school (2012)
I work as a professional photographer, I travel a lot for work in Italy and abroad.
In parallel with work, I carry out personal projects related to the environment and animals, generally focused on the relationship between the human being and the surrounding environment.
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