Life Before Death

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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.

To view the series, visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/mar/31/lifebeforedeath

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