Atlas of Soul

Photographerenrico berni
Prize2nd Place in Deeper Perspective / Deeper Perspective
Entry Description

When the ability to communicate with words is estinguished or impaired, to human beings remain gestures and facial expressions to convey their emotions, thoughts and fantasies. These portraits represent the testimony of an extreme condition of human life, when the body is transformed, disfigured by suffering or by old age, when the intellect becomes dull and the emotions get extreme. I portraited Nara, Lina, Alessandro, Riccardo, Vodena during the facial muscles sessions of physiotherapy in a nursing home located in Italy. In this hosting structure, it ‘s firmly believed that a work of rehabilitation and facial mimicry exercises are fundamental in their patients, elderly or suffering from senile or psychic disorders, in order not to let them lose the capability of handle the use of this important form of language.