Documentary and Portrait Photographer Kristina Syrchikova is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From her project ‘Funeral Dress’. To see Kristina’s body of work click on any image.
This project is about an elderly woman from Russia affected by cancer. For several years she had been struggling with the disease. She received treatment in hospitals and several courses of chemotherapy. Believing in her recovery she tried everything. The woman went to church, visited witch doctors and used folk cures.
Doctors were giving up on her treatment, redirecting her from one hospital to another.
When she stopped believing in her recovery, the elderly woman sewed herself a funeral dress.
During her fight to get well, she visited plenty of hospitals, almost lived in some of them. During her last hospital stay of a week, she was not able to walk or receive any care. The woman was discharged from the hospital and died at home surrounded by relatives.
By Kristina Syrchikova