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Sweet Life, Chapter 2 – Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!

Indian photographer Sohrab Hura personal project documents his home life, capturing his schizophrenic mother and her relationship with their family dog in a series of intimate photographers

Sohrab Hura

Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Tree outside the house. India. 2013. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Elsa staring at mum eating in hope to get a bite of the food. India. 2010. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Night. India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Dad started to drop by everyday to share a drink and a smoke with mum every evening. India. 2013/14. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Mum, smoke. India. 2013. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Photo of Elsa and me by mum. India. 2011. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Dad used to be sort of a Casanova when he was young. India. 2013/14. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Mum and Dad sharing a smoke. India. 2013/14. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 The season's first blossom. India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 Ma talking to Elsa while feeding her. India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 An overcast day. India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura | Sweet Life, Chapter 2 On a sunny winter afternoon. India. 2011. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

“Over the years when my mother’s condition started to improve, I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa, who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself, whose condition deteriorated or improved as my mother’s illness regressed or progressed. Her relationship with Elsa, which had substituted intimate human contact as simple as touch or conversation all these years, had played a big part in my mother’s improvement. In the late winter of 2014 Elsa died, having grown old in her 13th year. That winter was a strange one because for the first time it had rained every day, and the sun wasn’t seen on most days. Towards the end, my mother had even opened up to my father with whom she had separated almost 15 years ago. It was her separation with him that had triggered her illness in the first place.” – Sohrab Hura