This Playful Family Photo Series is Moving and Poignant

By: Farida Helmy - Jun 10, 2014
References: worldpressphoto.org & featureshoot
Taking on a extremely personal and touching subject, Hanoi-based photographer Maika Elan captures images of her father as he battles with cancer in this playful family photo series.

The poignant and moving series shines a light on the issue of morality and how delicate our lives are. Using her father as her core theme, the photographer took on the playful family photo series to take the audience on an emotional journey and help both herself and her father go through the difficult period.

Photographing her father playing in the park she played in as a child, Elan does a beautiful job portraying love and nostalgia in her series.

"I think it’s my turn to do something for my father, as he has done for me in the past. I hope they [the pictures] let him see that he is not as sick as he feels. In my heart, he is always a happy person and full of optimism," says Elan.