At the end, who did you hold close and who did you push away?
April 23, 2019 10:34 AM   Subscribe

At the end, who did you hold close and who did you push away?
My mom died of cancer a few days before Christmas. In the six months between when she was diagnosed and when she died I tried to photograph her struggles and decline (mainly as something to do in all the craziness). The final project was small: 10 photos and a short essay on her problematic role as a parent. I didn't expect the reception it got. Some people were moved, others hated it. I permanently lost contact with one of my siblings. I still think it was the right thing to publish. As complicated a relationship I had with her, her end of life and death were worth chronicling.
Role: photographer/writer
posted by not_the_water (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This is beautiful, so sorry for your loss.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:12 AM on April 25, 2019

Gosh, this is lovely. Thinking of you and your family.
posted by ITheCosmos at 2:44 PM on May 6, 2019

Heartbreaking and sweet. Wonderful work. #fuckcancer
posted by amanda at 9:31 PM on June 17, 2019

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