Walter Schels is a German photographer born in 1936 and famous for his portraits. In 2003, he produced a series of portraits entitled Noch mal leben , with journalist Beate Lakotta 1 in palliative care units to meet with condemned patients and question them about their anxieties.   Everyone is photographed alive then, again, after his death.

Walter Schels is a German photographer born in 1936 and famous for his portraits. In 2003, he produced a series of portraits entitled Noch mal leben , with journalist Beate Lakotta 1 in palliative care units to meet with condemned patients and question them about their anxieties. Everyone is photographed alive then, again, after his death.

series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died of terminal illnesses.		  					This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying - and living

series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died of terminal illnesses. This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying - and living

Photographer Walter Schels captures portraits of terminally ill people shortly before and shortly after death.

Photographer Walter Schels captures portraits of terminally ill people shortly before and shortly after death.

Photos of people before and immediately after death will comfort you and help you face your worst fear.

Photos of people before and immediately after death will comfort you and help you face your worst fear.

Walter Schels realizó un trabajo fotográfico donde fotografío y entrevistó a diversos pacientes terminales prontos a morir.

Walter Schels realizó un trabajo fotográfico donde fotografío y entrevistó a diversos pacientes terminales prontos a morir.

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death - Walter_Schels_Foege_06

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death - Walter_Schels_Foege_06

“Noch Mal Leben”, the work of photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta has been getting a lot of Internet love lately. Their project, translated as “Life Before Death”, documents terminal patients with before and after death portraits, putting a unique spin on what had historically been only a death portrait. The before portraits do humanize the subject in a way death portraits cannot, but I find the death sides of the diptychs, even with their artful lighting, as silently…

“Noch Mal Leben”, the work of photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta has been getting a lot of Internet love lately. Their project, translated as “Life Before Death”, documents terminal patients with before and after death portraits, putting a unique spin on what had historically been only a death portrait. The before portraits do humanize the subject in a way death portraits cannot, but I find the death sides of the diptychs, even with their artful lighting, as silently…

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