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In 1996 I began a portrait series about people suffering from Alzheimer's. I shot the portraits in 'Wittenberg' a hospital for elderly people in Amsterdam. It is about losing your life and identity. I wanted to show how Alzheimer's affects people's personal life and how it appears on the face. When Alzheimer's has dissolved the mask of identity you can see human existence right in its face. It moved me to see the decay of the inner so close and it inspired me to make the portraits. The portraits are published in a book and were exhibited at the walls of the hospital where they lived.