Humans are the only living beings who are aware of the finality of life. We are bound to accept this fact with total vulnerability. But how can the transient nature of our personalities be acknowledged in an individualistic society? Six years ago, I set out to find an answer to this question in my photo series.

As I began working on the project, my grandmother was diagnosed with dementia. Her disease encapsulates the starting point of my fears. If our personality completely disappears at the moment of our death, we can think of dementia as that frozen moment in which, day after day, we slowly drift away from ourselves.

Ever so slowly, the original project has turned into a collaborative effort with my grandmother. As I watch her changing both mentally and physically, I aim to embrace acceptance; striving to experience the existing order in the world, in which the transience of life also plays a part.

Bio: Balázs Turós (b. 1990) studied at the Department of Photography at Budapest’s Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. After finishing his BA, Turós moved to England, where he was introduced to FotoNow – a media-based social enterprise in Plymouth, with whom he worked for two years. Having returned to Budapest, he pursued a Master of Photography course at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
He was awarded the József Pécsi Fellowship in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2021, he participated in the Fellowship of the Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize. The following year, his works were featured in the Open Program of Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland. He was selected as an artist for Futures Photography 2023.