Processing brings photography to situations which challenge us.
I have worked with people during illness, at end of life and other moments along the way.
I believe that photography can be a valuable tool for imprinting experience, then offering a tangible way to return to that moment. This was the premise put to work at Commonweal, which grew into a series shown during Reimagine End of Life, entitled Wall Becomes a Window.
Photography has also helped celebrate and elevate as people face difficulties. Deborah Cohan and I used this starting point to document her journey through cancer.
Finally, images can (re)unite, bringing families together at end of life and giving loved ones visual comfort years beyond that. Portraits are always possible, yet perhaps most precious are the candid images of families simply being together.