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a religious party in Brazil
Shake it Off
Running Free
Monarch and Zinnias
Carousel Dreams
Whitetail Fawn Scratching
Summer morning on the Salmon River in Otis, Oregon
Curious Whitetail Fawn
Jeep Colorado
Spider eating Bee
Fly to the Angels
I feel I am able to face this thing
Bucket List Shot
Celebrating sunset at Spectacle Pond
Beach Come to Me
Finding beauty in the ordinary.
Bears Watching
Sepetember Reflections
A child and the fountain
Tunnel View entering Yosemite National Park
Bald Eagle looking down
View from Princeville,  Kauai, Hawaii
Sunset at Ko 'Olina, Hawaii
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I feel I am able to face this thing

This photograph, a fragment of a larger collaborative project with artist Bella Jenkins, explores death from the viewpoint of my grandparents. In this photograph, I work to understand how it feels to be elderly and aware you are approaching the inevitable. This series was brought on by my experience watching as my other grandma took her last breath. A few weeks prior she had said "is Marissa going to be okay when I'm gone?" I found it remarkable that my grandparents thought of their death in terms of how it would effect those around them.

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Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
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Date Taken: 05.2017
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