Hannah Roberts

“Cuimhne” (pronounced queevna), is an exploration of the impermanence and fragility of memory. After my grandfather’s diagnosis with dementia, I longed to connect with his process of aging through my own photographic practice and reckon with the inevitability of his state. Using a procedure I developed that involves soaking prints in beer so that they later grow mold, I’m able to depict the decay of memory. Repetition and family trees are concepts I work with closely in order to suggest remembrance and the absence thereof.  

Hannah Roberts is a fine art photographer currently based in New York City.