The Day After Yesterday: Portraits of Dementia --A Conversation with Artist Joe Wallace
Sawyer Free Library to host photographer Joe Wallace to speak about his powerful photo exhibit "Day After Yesterday: Portraits of Dementia" which is on display in the Library's Matz Gallery through February.
The exhibit juxtaposes Wallace's portraits of individuals living with dementia with younger photographs of the subjects and a brief narrative of who they are as people. This body of work aims to de-stigmatize those living with dementia, use empathy as a means for connection and understanding, and tell a complete story of those living with the disease and its effect on their families and loved ones. Trained as a journalist, Joe Wallace has been a portrait photographer and storyteller for twenty years. Like many, Joe has a deeply personal connection with dementia.
?This is a part of the Sawyer Free Library's educational series, Of Sound Mind: A Series on Dementia and Healthy Cognitive Aging.