In the Frame: Maureen – Giita Hammond


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IN THE FRAME

Maureen

Giita Hammond

“There was an urgency in recording these moments with Maureen. As time went on and her illness progressed, it became more and more important to document and treasure this time I have with her.”

‘Maureen’ is a personal and intimate project about my grandmother who is 91 years of age, has dementia and lives on her own in Dublin. I have been one of her carers for the past few years.

Maureen

During the last year and a half of Covid, I started documenting Maureen and her surroundings during my twice-weekly visits, with a mixture of portraits and interior details.

Maureen

When I was taking these photos, Maureen asked me why I was taking them. I showed her the photos from my Icelandic grandmother Rannveig and her house, a project titled Háholt’ that I exhibited in IADT in 2005. She subsequently passed away in 2011.

The photos from ‘Háholt’ are cherished by my family. And I explained to her the importance in having these photos and preserving these moments for her family and future generations.

Maureen

There was an urgency in recording these moments with Maureen. As time went on and her illness progressed, it became more and more important to document and treasure this time I have with her.

The photographs are expressions of love and respect for my grandmother, the matriarch in my family.

Maureen

Maureen’ will be exhibited in a solo show in the Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, from February 24 to March 2nd. The launch takes place on February 24th from 5pm – 7pm.

After that the exhibition can be viewed from Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

giitahammond.com/haholt

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