THE OPEN Award: Photo Story

3rd Prize

89歳の決意(Determination of a 89 years old)

嶋田 真弓(Mayumi Shimada)



I feel the changing of things along with the passing of time is something natural in life. Over the years I kept taking photos of this house where my grandmother lived, to keep something tangible of the memories I have of this place. My grandmother decided to let go of the house end of last year. Now she will be turning 90 and the doctors are surprised to see how well she’s doing. And now she is living a bright life in her new daycare facility, surrounded by nice care workers and friends. I feel grateful that my work has been selected for the contest. I will continue to learn and enjoy taking photographs. Thank you.