Bob and Diane Fund award dementia photography

11 December 2017 - The Bob and Diane Fund have awarded USD $5,000 to Christopher Nunn, in recognition of his photography project depicting the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Fund was launched by Gina Martin in 2016, named after her mother who lived with dementia and her father who was her primary caregiver. The grant from the fund emphasizes the role that images can play in raising awareness of dementia, supporting artists who capture the experience of the disease with dignity and respect.

Dementia affects 50 million people around the world. The stigma that surrounds dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, remains a global problem.

Gina said, “Visual stories of patients and caregivers can humanize what is, in fact, a very cruel and dehumanizing disease. My hope is that the work funded today and in the future will have a profound and lasting effect on people, persuading them to support and advocate for a cure.”

Christopher Nunn is a British photographer whose work, ‘Falling into the Day’, illustrates the journey of his neighbor in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and was chosen from over 60 submissions from 22 countries.

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