Driven: Photographs Taken at the End of Life

Photogrief / Photogrief : Eleanor Haley

[photo by Stacey Gilmere]

“I didn’t really analyze it. I felt driven to do it.” ~Annie Leibovitz

Some people just feel driven, this is the only way I can explain it.  Some people feel driven to photograph a moment because it’s beautiful or awful or anything in between.


[photo by Rhonda Novack]

Some people feel driven to take a picture of a moment because it’s filled with so many things they couldn’t possibly put it into words. Some people feel driven because they want to hold on; some people because they don’t know how to let go.  


[photo by Carm Russell]

Some people feel driven to take a photograph because taking photographs is just what they do – it’s the place where they feel comfortable and it’s the way they make sense of the world.  Some people feel driven because they see a glimpse of beauty and love even amongst all the pain.

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[photo by Jolene Thibedeau]

Some people just feel driven; I can think of no other way to explain it.

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