Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inside the dolls' house

This is a reportage piece I thought was really interesting. This is a photo essay of women who live in institutions in the Czech Republic. Most of the women are mentally disturbed. Many of the institutions use dolls as a means of social therapy.

Above: Dasa (aged 55) came to the institution two years ago. She has two dolls, which she received as Christmas presents. Sometimes she has a third doll: "I borrow this doll from Miluska. She lends her to me sometimes to make me happy."


Above: Generous instincts: the women share their experiences with each other while looking after the dolls: "I'll give you a doll but only if you like children," one inmate told the photographer.


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