When French photographer Sacha Goldberger heard that his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika was feeling lonely and depressed, he decided to cheer her up by suggesting that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs of her dressed as a superhero. She was a little reluctant at first, but soon started to throw herself into the project and enjoy every minute.
According to Sacha, Frederika bravely saved the lives of 10 people during World War II. When asked how, Sacha explained that she hid the Jewish people she knew, moving them around to different places every day. Following the war, she immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.
Despite her hard life, Frederika has a great sense of humour and is always up for an adventure. Which is why she was happy to take part in this particular series called 'Super Mamika' - which means 'Super Grandma' in Hungarian. Sacha even created a MySpace page for her where she became extremely popular and she's since become an Internet star. To find out more visit www.sachabada.com.
Via My Modern Met