12 May 2008

noch mal leben

Heiner Schmitz
age: 52
born: 26th November 1951
first portrait taken: 19th November 2003
died: 14th December 2003

Life Before Death
noch mal leben:
Portraits Of The Dying

Photographs by Walter Schels
Texts by Beate Lakotta

via: Lens Culture Slideshow: Here.Not for the faint of heart. This is now touring Europe. My wager would be that when it arrives here in the states, there will be some outcry and protest from the fanatics. I am comfortable with these, and I think this dude deserves some credit for taking on one of our most ferocious taboos in a direct, but sensitive way.
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