A selection of images from Sohrab Hura’s tender photojournal documenting his mother - who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 17 - and her beloved companion, Elsa the dog. This is a startlingly fine portrait both from a photographic point of view but also with regard to the insight it gives into this difficult and seldom depicted illness.
I appreciate this quote from the artist: “Antoine D'agata once asked me if I really knew why I was photographing what I was photographing. He asked me if my life would be any different if I was not taking photographs. These were some of the most important questions that I've been asked because I feel that very often we photographers do things to photograph them and we don't photograph things that we do. I believe that as long as we do this, we will prevent our work from being honest.”
Sohrab Hura, Sweet Life, 2017, a selection of images from Life is Elsewhere and Look, it’s getting sunny outside - included in the must-see exhibition Illuminating India at the science museum in London until this Sunday.