Holding On Letting Go

PhotographerKathleen Gerber
Prize3rd Place in People / Family
City/CountryGrover Beach, United States
Photo Date1/18/2015
Story

This series of images of my mom’s hands are a reflection of my families journey last year when our mom became seriously ill and ultimately died. I could not bear to take photos of what my mom was going through and yet through these images of our hands...you know.

Entry Description

This series of images of my mom’s hands are a reflection of my families journey last year when our mom became seriously ill and ultimately died. I could not bear to take photos of what my mom was going through and yet through these images of our hands...you know.

Story

This series of images of my mom’s hands are a reflection of my families journey last year when our mom became seriously ill and ultimately died. I could not bear to take photos of what my mom was going through and yet through these images of our hands...you know.

About Photographer

I have always appreciated photography and began my own journey years ago. I have spent decades exploring and refining my eye for seeing, respecting, and capturing the beauty around me. In fact my journey with photography has exposed me to some amazing moments – that frankly are not sufficiently captured with the lens – but they are powerful memories that stay with me just the same. I have found myself drawn to photo essays since still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes an understanding and/or action.