documenting worlds
photography by annie appel
film-based work *
Uncle Joe, once an inspirational
community leader and mentor to my
wealthy California client, greeted me
through the haze of his dementia and the
detritus scattered around his Quonset hut
in an abandoned Hawaiian army base.
To me his life seemed marginal at best,
but his neighbors treated him as an
integral part of their rural community.

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