After a difficult childhood and the divorce of her parents, a daughter loses sight of her father. One day, as this daughter – law student Diana Kim – is working on a project photographing homeless people, she happens to spot her father at an intersection. He is looking gaunt and confused, not responding when she calls out to him. Her father – a schizophrenia patient – had ended up on the street after neighbors complained about him when he stopped taking his medication and taking care of himself.

Diana Kim and her father in more recent days (photo: Diana Kim)
Diana Kim and her father in more recent days (photo: Diana Kim)

As Diana struggles to get through to her father, the camera becomes a tool to get closer to him. One day, after she has been unable to trace him for weeks, she receives a call that he is in hospital. He has had a heart attack, but thanks to the care he receives in the hospital his health and weight improve, and he starts taking his medication again. It becomes the start of a slow path to recovery and healing of wounds from the past that brings back together father and daughter, captured in powerful yet tender photos and an equally evocative blog.

(photo above text: Diana Kim’s father while he was living on the street. Photo: Diana Kim)

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