The Unseen – County Home Portraits, Part II

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Yesterday, my assistant Kree and I spent the afternoon meeting and photographing more residents of the Belknap County Nursing Home for Part II of my project The Unseen – County Home Portraits. To read why I started this project and see photos from Part I, click here.

Gloria
“You know me, I want to be perfect for you.”
Portrait of Elderly Woman with Black Background
I showed her the back of my camera. She said, “She’s pretty. Who’s that?”
Portrait of Elderly Woman with Black Background II
Gloria is a former model. The photo on the right is the way she still sees herself, so the nursing home staff put up these signs to help her find her room.
Gloria, Now and Then
Portrait of Elderly Woman Sleeping
After the first photo, John said to Kree, “We should have our picture taken together.”
John, Former Marine
Harriet, whose husband Clifford was visiting.
Elderly couple at nursing home
Richard
Richard with Christmas Decorations
Libby
Portrait of Elderly Woman with Christmas Tree
Portrait of Libby
Madeline
Elderly Woman Kissing Doll
Elderly Woman with Doll
As Alice’s life winds down, her mind has erased most of her memories, leaving her to speak only her native French.
Portrait of Elderly French Woman
Elderly Woman and Her Son
To view part III of this project, click here: http://maundymitchell.com/the-unseen-country-home-portraits-part-iii/