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Two Belts

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Communication © Susan Myrland
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Nap © Susan Myrland
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Proper attire required © Susan Myrland
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Wrestling with the seatbelt © Susan Myrland
Two Belts
Curated by: Ted Meyer

700 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
January 8th, 2013 - March 28th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mid-wilshire
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 9-6
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
TAGS:  
medical, photography, conceptual, realism
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

The David Geffen School of Medicine will present an exhibition of photographs, “Two Belts,” showing the perspective of a daughter and caregiver. Susan Myrland kept a visual diary of the last few years of her mother’s life, chronicling the ups and downs of their time together. The photos were publicly available on Flickr as a way for family members to stay involved. In a surprising turn of events, they gained a large audience outside of the family. People could relate to the story of Susan and her mother Ginny, because they saw dementia affecting their parents and grandparents.

The photographs and narrative show two women fighting to maintain a quality of life against the relentless downward pull of disease. They are funny, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly honest.