Photographers look for 'the poetry of death and dying in America'

Rituals surrounding death vary from place to place, and even from community to community within the smallest of towns. Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng traveled across the US to photograph the wide range of those rituals and what they can show us about the people and places that created them.


Why this photographer takes portraits of the dying

Nicholas Nixon has spent much of his career taking pictures of the dying, including a series of portraits of AIDS victims during the 1980s, when fear of the disease ran high and few people knew victims.


How a photographer captured his father's final years

"Days With My Father" started out as a personal project from photographer Phil Toledano, who took images of his father as he became his primary caregiver. To Toledano's surprise, the photos struck a chord with the wider public.