Kinako the Cat and Jiji the Grump

PhotographerAkiko DuPont
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLondon, United Kingdom
Entry Description

93 year old Jiji’s life suddenly got an intruder called Kinako the cat. Since the war ended, for decades, he communed to his office, but on 2009 he was sent to a hospital. Since then he have been suffered from alzheimer. The outgoing man gradually lost his interest in life and got grumpier than ever. It was around that time, that i brought back Kinako. Jiji is my actual grandfather. Who would have thought that a cat may become a new “buddy” to a now grumpy old man? The border between human and animals melts, just as shy Kinako melted Jiji's heart. My main goal is to bring a warm, peaceful feel to the people who see these images.