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SkepticDoc
11-12-2010, 09:15 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/mar/31/lifebeforedeath#/?picture=333325401&index=0

Ocean
11-12-2010, 05:39 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/mar/31/lifebeforedeath#/?picture=333325401&index=0

Fascination with death has always been part of the darkest part of human nature.

I prefer life.

Wonderment
11-12-2010, 08:00 PM
As someone who's working as a hospice volunteer, I appreciated this project. The accompanying article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/apr/01/society.photography?intcmp=239)is also worth reading. Judging by the viral popularity of the online-photos, I think the exhibit will help people better understand end-of-life care and the needs of the dying.

SkepticDoc
11-12-2010, 08:09 PM
I just happened to come across the URL from a tweet by Rebecca Skloot, Author of NYTimes Bestselling book *THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS* (aka #HeLa), soon to be an Oprah/Alan Ball/HBO film. Writer for NYTMag, O Mag. Speaker

http://rebeccaskloot.com/

Ocean
11-12-2010, 08:19 PM
As someone who's working as a hospice volunteer, I appreciated this project. The accompanying article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/apr/01/society.photography?intcmp=239)is also worth reading. Judging by the viral popularity of the online-photos, I think the exhibit will help people better understand end-of-life care and the needs of the dying.

I understand what you're saying, but for some reason, the images turn me off to wanting to know more. Perhaps it is because I've seen so many people dying during all my years as a physician. Or perhaps because I've chosen a specialty that deals with life issues more than death. I don't know. I'll have to think about that sometime.

Not4Navigation
11-12-2010, 11:20 PM
I understand what you're saying, but for some reason, the images turn me off to wanting to know more. Perhaps it is because I've seen so many people dying during all my years as a physician. Or perhaps because I've chosen a specialty that deals with life issues more than death. I don't know. I'll have to think about that sometime.

I really did not wish to know more either. "Why" was more the question I had in mind.