Pictures of death

http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/09/walter-schels/

This man decided to confront his fear of death by taking pictures of patients in hospice before and after their deaths. It’s very moving.

We try not to talk about dying and I think we do ourselves a disservice by that avoidance. I believe we need to discuss allowing people ways to opt out when they feel like that is the correct thing to do. Death is inevitable and ignoring its eventuality is absurd.

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2 thoughts on “Pictures of death

  1. Ann Beardsley says:

    They all look much more peaceful after death…something to think about (or, actually, that’s just my interpretation of how they look–somebody else might think they look…I don’t know…uncaring, or asleep, or whatever). The first one looked older than 27…I suppose pain (or a sense of your own mortality, or whatever) will do that to you!

  2. It’s interesting to me how some are less changed than others.

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