This project is an intimate photographic document that explores our family’s response to my Mother’s terminal diagnosis of secondary brain cancer through until her death on the 17th August 2018. The project in its nature was a therapeutic collaboration for us all and shows the intimate moments shared during this time. I hope that the images will reveal the loving complexion shared among our family whilst also exposing the struggles and pain caused by such an experience. Despite the subject being intensely personal, the images try to transcend this and speak of a more universal narrative about love, family, loss, strength and fragility that any viewer could understand. My family is a microcosm for this dynamic, occurring all too often within families who also experiencing much of the same struggle. Having conversations about death occur far too infrequently, discussing end of life is such an important conversation to have and we need to change the culture of talking about dying as dying is a very complex and layered subject.
Winner of Portrait of Britain 2018
Winner of the International Photography Awards 2018