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Poignant series - Photographer photographs his wife throughout her battle with cancer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by stw, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. stw

    stw Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 23, 2013
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  2. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    This is sooooo sad. The images really touch your heart.
     
  3. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Sigh.

    Just, damn.
     
  4. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    i need a hug or something.
     
  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    My wife was diagnosed ten years ago next January. It was a life changing moment when I felt the lump and told her she needed to go to the doctor right away. She was stage three but against the odds, surgery and chemo worked to give us these extra years together.
     
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  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I came across his work when I was researching cancer blogs a few months ago. The photos were quite powerful, and I especially found the empty hospice bed (near the end of the series) to be quite moving. But, as much as I am passionate about documentary photography, I just had no desire to turn the camera on my wife or myself during my cancer treatments. All I wanted to photograph were all of the beautiful things in nature that appeared and disappeared each season.

    --Ken
     
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  7. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    I am struck by the loving looks in the eyes of people with her (and in hers) in many of the photos.
     
  8. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    It's chilling how the disease ravages a human, and he captured it well. At times I cannot "digest" the photos, I just turn to the next one because I feel either it is too personal or too affective. But I don't judge - he can cope however dang well he wants to. He earned it. I'll give my wife an extra tighter hug.


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  9. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

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    May 27, 2013
    Montana
    Gary
    This one reached out through the screen and seized my heart. Why do we have to suffer so. Both to lead life with such bravery is admirable.
     
  10. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    That was painful to see...
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    My wife is currently going through cancer treatment so I can relate 100% to this...
     
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  12. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Difficult, but brilliant.
     
  13. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Best of luck to you both


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  14. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I wish the best for both of you. And remember, when things get a bit crazy, as they often do, just take it one day at a time.

    --Ken
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Pretty powerful stuff. My mother passed away a few years ago from Pancreatic cancer. My girlfriend's mother is a 5 year survivor of breast cancer.
     
  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Sorry to hear that. My prayers and wishes with you and your wife.