Karan Vaid

Story: Gul Annem (living with Alzheimer’s)

“Since I am primarily interested in producing compelling human narratives through my photography, I decided to photograph a widowed Turkish Lady, Halima, who had Alzheimer’s disease and was living in an old age home in Istanbul.

I could see that Istanbul is a rapidly developing city at par with its European counterparts… but private old age homes are a new concept in an otherwise traditional family oriented population. I chose to photograph Halima in the hope that my photographs could show the change in the outlook of Turkey’s younger generation towards traditional family values and beliefs”.


Gul Annem (the flower mother) from karan vaid on Vimeo.