LEWY BODIES. Dis-connections in movement
Alejandra Morales Foto

My mother and daughter share the same birthday. When my daughter was three months old my mother was diagnosed with Lewy bodies, a degenerative disease that leads to serious dementia, changes in behaviour and disorientation, and ultimately death.

This disease shares symptoms with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, being caused by the appearance of round protein structures consisting of a black substance (Lewy bodies) that affect neuronal connections. Sufferers intermittently connect and disconnect from reality.

The 3D photographs taken with the manual Cyanotype technique show these intermittent disconnections and how they change with movement to illustrate cognitive variations. Sometimes the individual emerges, while at others the disease prevails through neurological medical histories.

Alejandra Morales
Alejandra Morales