Henrik Malmström, a photographer from Finland and friend of mine, just launched his first book in the beginning of march.
In 1999 his older sister Maija was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At that time she was only 20 years old and the prognosis was not good. With the help of different treatments and a strong will she was able to extend and periodically enjoy her life. In 2007, when she was hospitalized again, Henrik started to document the following months, which were to be her last, for she passed away at home in April 2008. »Somehow I understood that these were the last moments and photographing was a natural way of being close to Maija.« says Henrik.
On borrowed time is a very personal photo essay, that focuses on intimate moments, the atmospheres and the sentiments that arise when facing death.
Artist talk: Saturday March 27th at 2pm