Eva and June

Haakon Sand, Norway

The light penetrates the room, giving the floor highlighted patterns from the curtains. In the corner, a red light is blinking, and numbers indicating body activity. Just opposite there is a big teddy bear and a princess crown. Eva Natali lives just outside Oslo, in Holmlia, together with her mother June. In the nights Eva needs to be monitored, in case of a seizure attack. She suffers from a rare genetic defect called Grin 1, and heavy epilepsy triggered by it. This photo-essay is about the bond, strength and love between mother and child. And how they show it to each other.

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