In June 2012 my father Peter was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4, a type of brain tumour, and the most aggressive cancer that begins in the brain. Officially there is no clear way to prevent the disease. Without treatment survival is typically 3 months. My father has now been alive for 4 and half years, making him part of a small group of people that have outlived all life expectancy predictions, and it is not entirely clear why. 29 people are diagnosed a day with a primary brain tumour in the UK. My response to my father’s illness has been to document his progress and communicate with other patients, families and carers. My approach involves a mixture of mediums to convey both mine and his experiences, including photography, MRI scans, and filmed interviews. (See full project in “Articles & Research”)
Fondazione Marangoni Gallery, Florence. September. 2017.