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Salva Lopez

Through this project I do not attempt to create a faithful portrait of their reality. Instead, I hope to recreate the reality of the experience of living with them. — Salva López

Spanish photographer Salva López documents the 5 years he spent with his grandparents in his poignant series Roig 26. Living in a tiny flat in central Barcelona, López slept in the very room where his grandmother was born decades before. From this stage of domestic history, a portrait is painted of Jóse and Marina, their daily lives and patterns washed in soft light and quiet words. Though he acknowledges that his familial archetypes exist in a world of roles and customs foreign to him, Lopez’s view is one of a compassionate participant, full of ever-present love and understanding for those who represent a part of himself. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Salva López

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Her hair turns grey, then white. More and more white. Grandma looks beautiful each day and peaceful when she sleeps. It seems time has frozen, like the frozen fish in the refrigerator. Grandpa sits beside her, watches her pass away.  He sings from the Psalms as light slowly fills up the room.—Sarker Protick

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick’s ethereal series What Remains focuses on his grandparents, John and Prova, in the weeks before his grandmother’s passing. The series came about simply because he wanted to spend time with them, and they welcomed his company. Protick’s affection and intimacy creates a peaceful atmosphere which is tender and moving. His image of an empty wheelchair could easily be sinister or depressing, but is instead restful. An insightful glimpse into our final days, Protick manages to capture the sense of waiting for the inevitable. Taken from Feature Shoot

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