Afsaneh, Box II | 2014

Just before we left the house Afsaneh told me to grab her handbag. I joked with her in the ambulance to keep her spirits up but the look of terror on her face is an image that will stay with me forever.

Two days later, my father and I left Charing Cross Hospital with a plastic bag of Afsaneh’s belongings. She was gone at 56.