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A mother and son’s photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani

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Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.

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16 Comments on A mother and son’s photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani

  1. Discover Your Awesomeness // 4th February 2019 at 9:56 pm // Reply

    *One day we will be dead. But today I’ll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I’ll give my best not to regret or forget. ♤*

  2. KHaOtIK COlouRs awx // 4th February 2019 at 9:56 pm // Reply

    My grandma just died 3 days ago

  3. Dr1ven Industries // 4th February 2019 at 9:57 pm // Reply

    That’s strong! Definitely amazing and inspiring

  4. Jonar the Barbarian // 4th February 2019 at 9:58 pm // Reply

    third comment

  5. True story

  6. Nature Relax Films // 4th February 2019 at 10:01 pm // Reply

    Wow love it! What an inspiration!

  7. Christopher Rapczynski // 4th February 2019 at 10:01 pm // Reply

    nice reupload

  8. Obonyo Lettering // 4th February 2019 at 10:02 pm // Reply

    Wow!!

  9. Awesome!

  10. You spend your life hoarding memories against the day you’ll lack the energy to go out and make new ones, because that’s the comfort of the old age. The ability to look back at your life and know that you left your mark on the world. But I’m losing my memories, it’s like someone’s broken into my piggy bank and is robbing me one penny at a time. It’s happening so slowly, I can hardly tell what’s missing

  11. Claire Thomson // 4th February 2019 at 10:16 pm // Reply

    Lovely but also sad, great that you found a way to connect and share

  12. What tear jerker!

  13. He’s not gay, ladies.

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