Sofía Yanjarí

Photographer
   
Oblivion
Location: Santiago, Chile
Nationality: chilean
Biography: My documentary work has a main interest in social issues, in topics such as human rights, migration, feminism and news coverage. I have a Bachelor of visual arts and a painter degree and also the title of professional photographer. Currently... MORE
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Oblivion
Copyright Sofia Yanjari 2024
Updated Oct 2021
Location Santiago, Chile
Topics Aging, Deaf, Documentary, Essays, Health/Healing, Journalism, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture
Oblivion

How to deal with oblivion if we are formed by memory?
The disease. of oblivion is presented to us as a tragedy. 
Clinging to our memories, forgetfulness moves forward and goes deep into our bodies.
The fragility to which we are exposed when we lose our memory leaves us vulnerable.
What identifies us as individuals are our memories, our history, and we are terrified of losing our essence. 
We cling to the idea of not disconnecting from ourselves.

This is the daily life of a 79-year-old woman with dementia caused by epilepsy, also afflicted by Parkinson's disease, in her family home, where she was bedridden for more than 5 years.
The loss of motor skills, loss of language and memory make visible the deterioration over the years until her death.

Olvido

¿Cómo afrontar el olvido si estamos formados por la memoria?
La enfermedad del olvido se nos presenta como una tragedia.
Aferrados a nuestros recuerdos, el olvido avanza y se adentra en nuestro cuerpo.
La fragilidad a la que nos exponemos cuando perdemos la memoria nos deja vulnerables.
Lo que nos identifica como individuos son nuestros recuerdos, nuestra historia, y nos aterra perder nuestra esencia.
Nos aferramos a la idea de no desconectarnos de nosotros mismos.

Este es el día a día de una mujer de 79 años con demencia causada por epilepsia, también aquejada por la enfermedad de Parkinson, en su casa familiar, donde estuvo postrada más de 5 años.
La pérdida de habilidades motrices, pérdida de lenguaje y memoria hacen visible el deterioro a lo largo de los años hasta su muerte.

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