I Am Family is a series exploring both the inescapable bonds between caregivers and their elderly recipients—the point at which the job ends and family membership begins.
As my father aged, I asked, “Who cares for us as we become transparent, invisible to society? Who cares for us as we seemingly become insignificant and a burden?” I found the answer.
I photographed caregivers; spending time with them and their patients. I experienced the deep emotion that transpires when the job ends and family membership begins; when issues of race, gender, religion, economics are replaced with the deepest emotions. Orna helped me cross the barrier separating my dad from seeming to me like a failing man, to being a sensitive, soft, caring, aging human.