Since 2017 Marcin Kruk has been working on a very personal project How Much Will I be Able to go Through – the documentation of his wife’s auto-aggressive disease – myopathy.
Małgorzata, aged 37, lives from day to day, waking up stiff with pain in the morning and wondering how much she can go through each day. Myopathy is a general medical term used to describe a number of conditions affecting the muscles. All myopathies cause muscle weakness. Chronic inflammatory myopathies cannot be cured. The life expectancy after diagnosis is approximately 10 years. 1 in 15,000 people suffer from the mitochondrial disease.
The images were created at different times, to try to construct a portrait of her pain and everyday suffering.
How Much Will I be Able to go Through by Marcin Kruk was selected by FORMAT 21 Open Call Juror – Yining He, writer and curator based in China.