Perel/Perla/Pola/Paula

PhotographerMelissa Taub
Entry Description

This series attempts to tell the complex story of my grandmother’s life. The recurring subjects represented in these photographs are my grandparents, Paula and Gershon, and my father, Ruby, their son. Ever since her mind began to slowly deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s, I’ve felt an obligation to not let a day go by without thinking about what my grandmother endured. Since her death on my 20th birthday at the age of 95, I’ve struggled with how to keep her memory alive. By telling my grandmother’s story, I am honoring her and all the people whose stories may have been forgotten.