In family we trust
My 86-year-old grandad is a survivor of the Hungarian Uprising and took asylum in the UK in 1956. Even though he's lived here for all these years, English is not his first language, and the information in the media about Coronavirus does not always translate easily. It is up to us, his family, to turn this news into advice he can understand. It is us he relies on for information on keeping safe and we value this sense of responsibility to care for him. We are the ones who explain that we can’t hug him and that he has to wear a mask, and he can't have his hair cut. In us, he trusts. A few weeks after taking this photograph, my grandad was diagnosed with cancer, which changes my outlook on the image now that I look back at it. He had it then but didn’t know and neither did I. I’m overjoyed that he’s made it into this project.