Fotograf Magazine

John Trotter

sue, your bedroom - this way

A piece of white paper stuck to a formica wall. A none too pretty photo, sort of greyish, sad, depressing, full of ambiguity. Why is this note for Sue here? Who is Sue? Where is Sue? Not even she herself knows. She is lost, wandering in a space without memory. The white navigating notice is there for a girl who remembers almost nothing, not even this simple thing that one takes for granted, something which to our able and versatile brains is a meaningless, peripheral piece of information. (Sign for Sue, 04/1998). Sue has sustained a brain injury, and suffers from the absence of short-term memory. The author of this photograph has gone through an experience similar to Sue’s.

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