- What: Opening Reception for exhibit Portraits of Family Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s/dementia
- When: Friday, February 10th. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: LaBelle Art Gallery, 123 Kings Highway Haddonfield, N.J.
- Contact: Raymond W. Holman at (215) 205-7414
The often forgotten heroes of Alzheimer’s disease — caregivers — are a muse for Raymond W. Holman.
Holman began taking pictures when he wanted to capture his gifts under a Christmas tree almost 40 years ago. A decade later, he became a photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
Inspired by his father’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, Holman has since dedicated himself to photographing and honoring those who have dedicated themselves to caring for those in need. Through his photographs, he works to show his audience examples of “unconditional love.”
When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Holman said he did not know what to expect.
“They look the same, but they start acting differently,” he said.
He became captivated by caregivers — unique souls, as he calls them — and the love that they are able to extend to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Caregivers, he said, “are blessings from the universe for these people with memory loss and they should be recognized. They should be recognized.”