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Waiting for lunch

Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 18 February 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This begins a new series on my brother Henry, who is developmentally delayed and mentally ill. To view earlier series, click on the links below:

November 2009 series
March 2010 series
May 2010 series
October 2010 series

1/9 Henry waits for my mother to serve lunch during one of his occasional visits to the farm. He has lived for several decades in a group home a half-hour away. His visits have been less frequent since my father died a year ago, as Henry's declining physical and mental health make it impossible for my elderly mother to handle him alone.

Canon PowerShot G12 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 80 7 mm

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Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

A quiet moment with you brother deep in his thoughts, a very human and non intrusive portrait honest and sensitive. Purely as a photograph a very well crafted piece. With the background detail behind the photograph a very special personal piece that I feel privileged to be invited to share.

18 Feb 2011 10:26pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic capture. Congrats.

19 Feb 2011 12:04am

Canon PowerShot G12
1/30 second
ISO 80
7 mm