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Richard Mosse Arrested in Greece

Irish photographer Richard Mosse, recently winner of the Pictet 2017 prize for his Heat Maps series ...

Charleroi’s Museum of Photography Celebrates 30 Years

Created in 1987, the Museum of Photography in Charleroi celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this ye...

Martin Parr in Person at Metrograph New York

British photographer Martin Parr, a member of the Magnum Photos agency, will be in conversation with...
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Julie, 30 years old, ill. I am thirty and I am tired to see that, although we live in a modern world, the illness almost comes systematically with a profound dehumanization.
We live in a developed country but it seems that when it comes to treat illnesses, we only address what can be only seen: the flesh. After all, once the visible has been treated, out of sight, out of mind, we can go back to our daily life, free-minded.
This is very paradoxical, because the technology gets better and the treatments get more and more performant. The illness is treated, and the patient as a person is often left behind.
Throughout this photographic work, my wish was to get deeper in the way we treat illnesses, working on the area where standard protocols do not act and refocusing the attention on the human being.
This series is not meant to bring ready-made solutions but to convey the viewer to start thinking beyond the superficiality of the missing hair or the visible scars. I am strongly convinced that refocusing the debate on the human being will not be the consequence of procedures but the result of a change of mores.

Julian Alonso