When you are gone-photos remain.

When you are gone-photos remain.

A candid from a memorial service during which a selection of photographs taken throughout the life of the departed was projected for all to see. I was struck by the fact that, once we have died, we really only live on in tangible form in the photographs taken of us during our lifetimes. In this case memories of 74 years of existence flashed by in less than 30 frames. I feel this photograph illustrates the vital importance of photography in individual, family and societal history. Once we are gone, only photographs remain. Perhaps generations to come might welcome more than just 30 good memories to share among the grandchildren and great grandchildren of our families?
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Posted by Mark D. Young

Mark D. Young
Photographer/Journalist since 1976. World Citizen and witness through the viewfinder of change, progress and humanity in all its wonderful and malevolent forms.