Thiel and Dressler’s photographs will be exhibited at Oxford’s Central Library between April 14th and May 6th 2023 as part of the Photo Oxford Festival. The exhibition will then move to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for a six-week show from May 13th.
15 April, 14.00: artist’s tour (drop-in)
15 April, 13.00 - 15.45: Dementia Oxfordshire advisors available with information and advice
26 April, 10.30 - 12.00 Dementia Cafe with Dementia Oxfordshire (drop-in)
Mirja Maria Thiel
Mirja Maria Thiel is a German photographer whose approach to photography is rooted in her fascination for storytelling and compassion for vulnerability. Her long-term work focuses on the elderly: the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the emotional landscape of caregivers and on the affected individual. Furthermore, she explores the underrepresented topic of intimacy in old age couples.
Fritz Dressler (1937-2020) was a German photographer and Professor of Photography and Moving Images at the University of the Arts in Bremen. For his calendars and more than 100 illustrated travel books he received 12 Kodak awards. Dressler has left behind a huge photographic archive that will be arranged in the future by his family.
Etain O’Carroll is an Oxford-based writer and photographer with an interest in arts, culture and travel.