Protraits “Life Before Death”

I’m not death obcessed, but these portraits taken of people very close to death and then following their death are very interesting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/mar/31/lifebeforedeath?picture=333325401

Currently on display at London’s “Wellcome Collection”.

24 sets of photographs taken before and after death

Nothing teaches us more about life than death itself. Journalist Beate Lakotta and photographer Walter Schels asked 24 terminally ill people if they could accompany them during their last weeks and days. From these vigils came a series of insightful descriptions and photographic portraits taken before and after death.

Far from being gloomy, these intimate concerns of the dying reveal the preciousness and transience of life, and make us question what we often take for granted. – Wellcome Collection’s introduction to the gallery

-AC

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