Thursday, April 3, 2008

Faces and death

I can't look at these widely linked paired photographs of hospice patients shortly before and after death right now, but I saw one set accidently and it was beautiful and moving.

1 comment:

L said...

I viewed two pairs and also, on this day, couldn't face more but I hope I will. The work is lovely, brave, brilliant -- like you.

For the tougher of heart, it's worth it. Here's a link to some commentary on the piece, including the quote below:

"Pictures of dead people are, in themselves, a rarity: but linked directly to their living selves, they are almost unheard of. As so often drives good journalism, the central idea was simple... opening the eyes of the viewer to a truth that is both riveting and universal."