My Days of Losing Words.
Photographs by Rachael Jablo.
96 pp., 50 color illustrations, 9½x8½".
Photographer Rachael Jablo suffers from chronic migraine. Without medication, the pain makes her lose the ability to speak; with medication, she suffers from side effects that cause her to forget words. In My Days of Losing Words, she creates color photographs that act as synthetic memories of the lost words. The series consists of three types of images: domestic still life images, documentary images of medical spaces, and self-portraits at home and in medical spaces.