This book is the story of Sohrab Hura’s mother, her mental illness and her struggle to keep her house in order. Most of all though, it’s the story of her dog, Elsa, and their companionship. It’s a beautiful story, and a terribly sad one—Elsa dies in the end—played out against the backdrop of Ma’s messy house. And Hura’s photography, and its incidental intimacy, is part of that backdrop. It made me cry. I loved it.
Colin Pantall is a photographer, writer and educator based in Bath, England. His first photobook is All Quiet on the Home Front and he is the co-writer and editor of Magnum China.
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