Till Death Do Us Part
Seldom are we privileged to witness the final journey of love between our parents in intimate detail. Till Death Do Us Part shares the tender and mature relationship between two 89 year olds reconnected following near death experiences. After 67 years of marriage, COVID-19 created an untenable situation for my parents. Mom was recovering from a recent stroke and was discharged to live independently. Dad suffered from congestive heart failure and was newly placed on hospice within the same facility. When lockdowns confined my mother to her room isolating her from Dad and eliminated our participation in their care, we moved them to our home in Azle, TX.
Although I had been in regular and increasingly significant contact with my parents throughout their lives, nothing could have prepared me for the transformation that I was to witness, not only in their health and mental state, but also their relationship with each other and my relationship with them. Almost immediately, I began photographing what we all knew were their final days together.
Archival Pigment Prints on Canson Infinity Platine Rag, 20″x30″, 16″x24″, 12″x18″, open edition of 5 + 2AP.