Australian documentary photographer Uma Manasseh explores and depicts understandings of memory, reality, and the space between life and death through her artwork. Her photographs feature deeply personal and un-staged documentation of her Grandmother as she developed and lived with dementia within a nursing home.
Manasseh uses photography to document moments of stillness, connection, confusion, and attachment through observed scenes. The compositions include parts of the body and familiar objects. Through these raw images, she acknowledges ‘aging as a universal human experience’, to be witnessed and shared.