by Otto Leung
Nowadays, taking a photo is very convenient, as most of us have our own digital camera. We needn’t go to studio to take a self-portrait or family photo. However, home many people have their own family photo? Did you ever have one before?
This project targets for the elderly who lives in the nursing home, many people would think that nursing home is the final destination where wait for dying. The elderly feel abandonment, avolition, losing attachment, helpless and hopeless. Indeed, nursing home institutionalization is a source of distress for many elderly people.
In order to satisfy their need of belongingness and love through their family, a family photo service is provided to re-construct the relationship among their family. Their children and grandchildren are requested to think about the memorable moment with the elderly happened in the past and make the theme and decorate their room as a stage to take a photo. Finally, the photo will be developed with special treatment and delivered to each of family member.