My Epilepsy by Reema Hamdan.
“As a photojournalist my goal is to tell the story of others, though this time I turned the camera on myself and told my story, my life living with Epilepsy.
The photo documentary was self-shot. I purposely chose to confront my audience and demonstrate step-by-step the stages of a seizure. My goal was to be raw and make the audience feel uncomfortable. I wanted to take them on the ride of a seizure along with me, and with the raging debate of the pros and cons of medicinal marijuana in the treatment of neurological conditions, I hope having an ‘insiders view’ into the pain of a seizure will change the minds of those whom are against the treatment.
The project was extremely soul-searching. The last image of me lying in my bed was taken four minutes after I had suffered a seizure. Up until that moment I never realised how vulnerable or lifeless I am and look when convulsing. In saying that though, I cannot and will not allow my condition to control me.”
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