Cracking the Mask
The first evidence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often what is called “The Mask.” It manifests to various degrees as a lack of expression in the face, caused by loss of nervous impulse to the facial muscles. Through portraits and action photography this project aims to investigate how exercise, in this case non-contact boxing, can improve PD patients’ quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth, and ultimately “crack The Mask.”
These photographs were made in collaboration with the instructors and patients of Rock Steady Boxing, NY/LA, now known as StoPD, and Gleason's Gym in 2014.
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