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    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008 edited
    Really exceptional and really fascinating work soon to be exhibited at the Wellcome Collection:

    Nothing teaches us more about life than death itself. Journalist Beate Lakotta and photographer Walter Schels asked 24 terminally ill people if they could accompany them during their last weeks and days. From these vigils came a series of insightful descriptions and photographic portraits taken before and after death.

    Far from being gloomy, these intimate concerns of the dying reveal the preciousness and transience of life, and make us question what we often take for granted.

    (via The Constant Siege via boingboing)

    Edited to remove the photos (you can see them at the link) and to add:

    I find non-sensationalised, non-hollywood, images of death to be a truly amazing and rare thing to look at.