Photo Essay #8...Please Read Description (In Stories)

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Imagine being old. Imagine living in a nursing home, possibly for several years. During that time, you become accustomed and comfortable. Your housemates become your friends and people you can depend on. Now imagine that you are told the home will be torn down and all residents will be dispersed to other nursing homes throughout the city. This means though some friends will remain with you, others will be lost forever. You will be going to a place you don't know and will have to spend time adjusting to your new surroundings, not easy at any time in life but especially not easy when you are old. This happened in 1981 and I was there to document the last couple of days these people had together. It was not easy for me either.

Winnipeg Free Press photo
In my 'Photojournalism' collect

In the Leaving Home photo essay.

3 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Oct 2013):

    You have captured the bleakness.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Oct 2013):

    a visual pull for both eyes and heart

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (6 Oct 2013):

    A very moving photo essay James older people are sometimes not given the respect they deserve it’s very heartbreaking.

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