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    In transition a mother is trying to provide solace to her son whom she knows will soon die, The mother is my mother and the son is my younger brother, a month before cancer took my brother’s life I asked him and my mother to pose for the final portrait together, My brother is resting his body on my mother’s lap and she is caressing the man to whom she gave birth but now must see through his final days. In this image, there is sadness the certainty of an imminent loss of a life and the beauty.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 7
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 7
    Story 9

    I agree with Your Shot Bobbi Thibodeau: "Beautiful image. Beautiful story. So brave of your family to sit for this portrait. So sorry for your loss!" Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful photo and powerful story with us Manuel.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Dec 26, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2017
    Location: Toluca, Mexico, Mexico
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 40 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Manuel morquecho
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: Inspiring Experiences, A Spark of Genius, The Gift of Life, Follow Me, Strong Women, Empathy Gap, Anachronisms