Dolores. An intimate story of a bipolar mother
Photographer: Alessandro Mirai
Exhibit Title: Dolores. An intimate story of a bipolar mother
The WHO recognizes bipolar disorder as the 6th leading cause of social distress globally, a pathology with a suicide rate 21 times higher than normal, which increases in case of misdiagnosis or slowness, as happens in 70% of cases. Dolores, my mother, wanted to live up to her estimates when she went to the extreme. I found her and instinctively photographed her, lying on the bed with her farewell letter. Thus began a new silent relationship with her and her pathology, made up of brief moments of well-being and much longer periods of apathy and immobility.
Born and raised in a small port town, shaped by the industrialdream, passionate about social dynamics and the subjects that represent it. He made his debut on a film level with the documentary R-esistenze thanks to the participatory video workshop curated by the cultural association 4caniperstrada. He exhibited in Paris in a group exhibition "Atlas of humanity" and selected by "Independent Photography" by Elizabeth Krist in a selection of her photos. His works range from documentary photography, intimate photography, and photography as a tool for visual research.
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