Maggie Steber — “Madje Has Dementia”

From: May 17, 2024 @ 18:00 EST
To: June 8, 2024 @ 18:00 EST
Leica Store and Gallery in Boston
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"Sleeping Beauty." Madje Steber holds a stuffed cat while napping in the afternoon at her assisted living facility in Hollywood, Fla. in 2008. Her daughter, Maggie, visited 50 places before finding this facility that allowed her to spend the night when her mother, who had dementia, was having difficult days. Maggie Steber/VII

VII Photo contributing photographer Maggie Steber presents her poignant nine-year project, Madje Has Dementia, as part of the group exhibition, Can You See Me? at the Leica Store and Gallery in Boston. The exhibition, which runs from April 25 to June 8, 2024, features Steber’s intimate exploration of her mother’s journey through dementia, captured through the lens of their deeply personal relationship.

The exhibition also showcases the works of Rania Matar and Eva Woolridge, creating a narrative around the themes of age, race, femininity, and representation across cultures.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 17, from 6 PM to 8 PM at 74 Arlington Street, with free entry. 

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Maggie Steber, a documentary photographer specializing in humanistic stories, has worked in 67 countries. Her honors include a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2017, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. Steber has worked in Haiti for three decades. Aperture published her monograph, “Dancing on Fire.”