View Full Version : The most touching images I have seen in a long time...
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:24
I got this from another forum, and it is so touching. It brought a tear to my eye.
make sure you turn the captions on.
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:25
Got a 404 when I clicked on the link.
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:30
Try this link
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:32
OMG wow. That's all I can say. Wow.
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:47
now I can't stop crying...and feeling thankful that my son is a healthy, disrespectful teenager!
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:49
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 22:59
Hassan, these images are very powerful and moving and I'm thankful that you've posted the link. I'm at a loss for words. However, I think this thread would get a better response in 'People' or rather than the Wedding sub-forum.
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:00
incredible ... touching ... awful ... brilliant ... and a thousand additional adjectives for each frame.
Although this has brought tear to our eyes ... it must have broken the heart of Renee Byer ...
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:01
Thats fine LM, this is really the only forum I frequent. I don't go to the people forum much, but that is where it should be.
The images are so touching everytime I see them, and I've seen them 4 times
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:01
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:20
Wow! I cried...very touching..:(
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:30
Dang Hasin, that's deep.
22nd of August 2007 (Wed), 23:49
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 00:02
OK, I'm a cold hearted bitch (no I'm not kidding nothing makes me cry) and I bawled my eyes out. There was a similar series a while ago that was actually a wedding where there bride was ill, I don't know if anyone still has the link...
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 00:03
Oh my...What an unbelievable series! Very moving...I had to go wake up my wife and son just to give them a hug and a kiss. How heartbreaking!
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 00:15
I can't even remember the last time I cried this hard.
I will never ever visit that link again.
And I will kiss my children every day and tell them how much I love them. As a matter of fact, I will get off the computer right now to go play with my 3 year old once I stop crying.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 00:59
Incredible series. Truly very touching.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 01:10
I'm speechless..... There are no words..... Just a heart full of empathy for what this family has been through... and a ton of gratitude to the person who did the photo journalism on this.. the memory is tragic and beautiful... the mother's love.... **sigh** I'm hugging my kiddos extra tight tonight.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 01:16
Wow, what a powerful series of images and beautifully captured by the photographer. I can't think of anything more heartbreaking in life than having to bury your own kid. This mother went through a lot.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 04:38
Wow! What a sad and very moving story told by the photographs!
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 05:24
Im speechless. Very Very moving
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 05:32
Thats so massive, i dont know what to say.
I work with kids all the time, they are my passion. Thats too much
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 05:35
:cry: wow. :cry::cry::cry:
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 05:40
A mother's love for her child is unequaled in all the world. These moving pictures clearly show that. Thanks for sharing.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 07:17
damn thats heart touching stuff..
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 07:30
Beautiful. I think thats what photography is all about. What a moving set of memories. Good and bad memories. What a privilege that photographer had. What a privilege we all have to capture and freeze life. Those pictures were a celebration of life.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 08:41
All I can say is thank god I have my own office. I can't even imagine what it would be like.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 08:48
touching, very sad indeed
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 09:49
Incredible, Touching and Moving.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 09:55
After watching this last night, I was stunned, and speechless, yet it stayed on my mind all last night and through this morning.
I have a son that is disabled and there are days when I think, "man.. I can't do this.." However, I am fortunate, grateful even, because my son is healthy with this regard, in fact, there is no comparison.
I am moved by this woman's strength, touched by the story and it was so much so that I payed little regard to the actual technical aspects of the photo shoot. I guess that's when it's Pulitzer worthy -- when you become part of the story and all else just falls away.
Thanks again for sharing that...
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 09:58
Oh... I get an error page now. Looks like I missed it.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 10:01
here it is again
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 10:09
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 11:39
if that doesn't break your heart, you don't have one.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 12:28
Thanks Hassan for sharing. It was a truly powerful story that should serve to remind us all to cherish the people we love.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 12:57
I saw these a few weeks ago and they just broke my heart. That photographer captured those moments so well and I am so glad that she won the Pulitzer prize for them. If you didn't read them with the captions on, you need to.
Here is a link to Derek's Wish, an organization his mother started after he passed:
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 13:08
that's the part of life that sucks
thank God he is in a better place now
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 14:01
Very sad! It must have been very difficult for the family and photog during those moments but WOW! They are fantastic and it is a great reminder to enjoy those that you love.......life is too short.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 16:32
oh my, I want to watch it but I am scared.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 16:48
I can't stop crying! Thank you for that reminder of how precious life is.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 17:07
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 17:29
One of my best friends died last January of cancer at the age of 30, leaving behind a wife and a 2 year old daughter. Although I did not document his decline and eventual death in order to preserve his privacy, I did take some of the last pictures of him and his family three short months before his death. Here he is with his daughter, and this picture is on all of my business cards that I carry with me today. I placed one is his casket before he was buried.
Around the same time that I took those pictures, I did a portrait session for a young lady and her family. Later, she informed us that she had been unknowingly pregnant during our shoot as was looking forward to having us do her baby pictures. Two months ago I received a phone call from her mother (who is my next door neighbor) thanking me for some of the last pictures of her daughter, as she had been tragically killed in a car accident along with her 8 month old unborn child.
The photography in the link provided by Hassan is unbelievably powerful and moving - what we do as photographers is so much more important to people than we sometimes realize. Every picture we take could be the last of someone special, and I hope that no one here has to realize like I have. Enevitably though, you will. I don't want to get preachy, but I don't take my job or my gifts lightly and I do thank God for giving me the opportunity to make my living is such a meaningful manner. May all of you who share these gifts and opportunities be blessed!
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 17:35
As someone already stated, what a privelege to be entrusted with something so personal. This might be the most beautiful thing I have seen.
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 18:03
*cries like a baby* sniff......
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 18:04
I don't even have kids and it tore me up.
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 00:13
what a POWERFUL MESSAGE! Thanks Hassan.
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 09:26
no problem guys, I'm just glad I found it and was able to see it and show other photogs.
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 13:01
im actually sat here shuddering about that, truly saddening(sp)
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 13:11
Thanks for sharing, this images touched and trigger every emotion I'm capable of having.
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 13:32
These images brought me to tears! Powerful and captivating images. WOW!
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 17:48
Thank you soooooooo much for sharing that link with us, That is the power of photography. I have always felt that as a photographer we have the opportunity for capture moments that there are not enough words to acurately describe. I have friends that tease and call me "picture boy" and poke fun at me because I always carry a camera and take so many shots. I always tell them that I carry a camera because I never know when I may have the chance to take a shot that will change someones life. I know people that have lost children and I have lost loved ones and family members.. Nothing feels better than to be able to present a photo or set of photos to a grieving family and know that you have made at least a fraction of a smidgen of a difference for them. I am also going to give the kids an extra hug and kiss after seeing these photos...
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 20:58
OMG.... I'm totally speechless (& that takes alot, believe you me), nothing has made me cry since my baby was born, until now.
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